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US cracks down on group that sold 4M pirated apps

Two members of online piracy group Applanet pleaded guilty for distributing more than four million pirated copies of copyrighted Android apps with a total retail value of more than $17 million, the US Department of Justice said.

Android app DRM shelved following launch glitches

The Register reports that digital rights management technology introduced to address piracy issues with Android apps has been temporarily dropped, following a bug which rendered some apps unusable.

RIM tweaks PlayBook app sideloading

RIM is taking steps to more closely control sideloading of apps on BlackBerry PlayBook tablets in an effort to prevent the spread of pirated apps

Apple takes action against app piracy

Apple has reportedly issued takedown notices to the Apptrackr, an online resource used to locate and download cracked iOS apps