FBI Seized Pirated Android Mobile App Sites

FBI has seized three websites that were allegedly selling pirated Android apps. Developers considered it as a positive step towards battling against online software piracy. The seized websites— Applanet.net, Appbucket.net and Snappzmarket.com—all now have been seized by the US government authorities.
According to US Attorney General Breuer, cracking down the piracy of copyrighted works has turned out to be the top priority of FBI. The criminal division is actively keeping an eye on online places that are involved in selling of pirated materials. It is working with law enforcement partners (Dutch and French law-enforcement agencies) to protect the creators of software. As part of this operation, FBI has also executed nine search warrants in six different districts across the country today
“Criminal copyright laws apply to apps for cell phones and tablets, just as they do to other software, music and writings,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates of the Northern District of Georgia, in a statement.
The government has already taken a similar action for the website, magaupload.com by seizing its domain and charging it for crimes like conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering and criminal copyright infringement.

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