Android App Piracy Plot Triggers Historic Enforcement Effort

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 11:49 AM EST) -- Federal prosecutors in Georgia announced Friday charges have been filed against four men for their alleged involvement in two separate schemes to illegally distribute Android mobile device applications in a first-of-its-kind enforcement action surrounding knockoff apps.

Charges for conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement were filed late last week against Kody Jon Peterson, 22, for his involvement in a piracy organization known as SnappzMarket Group, while three other men were charged for their involvement with the similarly structured Appbucket Group.

"These crimes involve the large-scale violation...
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