DOJ Lands 1st Convictions In Android App Piracy Crackdown

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday that it has secured a pair of guilty pleas from the ringleader of a group scheming to illegally distribute Android mobile device applications and one of his co-conspirators, marking the first convictions in the groundbreaking case launched earlier this year.

Florida residents Nicholas Anthony and Thomas Allen Dye each copped to their participation in the so-called Appbucket group, which circulated over $700,000 worth of copyrighted android apps from 2010 to 2012, according to the DOJ. It is the...
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