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Busted Android Store Founder to Crowdfund Battle Against U.S. Govt

In 2012, a trio of Android-focused websites were seized by the Department of Justice. The teenage admin of one, Applanet, was subjected to a raid by heavily armed agents and now faces an uncertain future. An Indiegogo campaign launched by his friends and sanctioned by his legal team now hopes…

Civil Rights Lawyer To Fight U.S. Govt. in Internet Piracy Case

Two individuals accused of millions of dollars worth of Android piracy signed plea agreements with the U.S. Government last week, but at least one other defendant has different things in mind. With the hiring of a "much-feared civil rights lawyer", the former operator of Applanet is going on the offensive…

Android App Pirates Plead Guilty to Criminal Copyright Infringement

Two men associated with the "pirate" Android store Appbucket have pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement. The Department of Justice estimates that the site generated over $80,000 in revenue during the two years it was active. The fate of the third Appbucket defendant is still unknown.

Android Pirate Pleads Guilty to Criminal Copyright Infringement

A first-of-its-kind FBI operation carried out in 2012 targeted several unauthorized Android marketplaces, seizing their domains and arresting their operators. Together they're accused of pirating close to $19 million dollars in illicit apps. Yesterday another member pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement.

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