In a move that can only be seen as a logical progression of piracy, smartwatch faces are looking more and more luxurious. Big brands are none too happy.
Scott Walton admitted to distributing pirated copies of Android mobile apps.
Theaters refuse to show a movie that was scheduled to be released on Netflix at the same time it hit the theaters.
MPAA believes that forcing ISP’s to block web-sites can stop piracy.
Rightscorp CEO believes that there should be no oversight.
Piracy became a stampeding snowball too big for anyone to control, despite all the attempts. Can Google really stop it? They sure are onto something.
The number of Flappy Bird clones highlighted just how prevalent the practice of copying successful games is. But where is the line between copying and pirating? How serious is the problem and what is being done?
Over the last few years, the US Justice Department and US Homeland Security have been seizing various websites through charges of criminal copyright infringement with questionable tactics and disputed legal authority.
We love poking and prodding our Android devices for hours on end, and every once in a while, when we hear about or use an amazing application, we’ll open up our wallets and support the developers that make our phones and tablets that much more enjoyable to use. Some people though, they don’t see the world that way. They pirate applications.
There is nothing wrong with making and releasing forks of Android, such as what Amazon does, but it’s not a part of the OHA. Acer is and thus far, it has used the inner workings of Android, namely the Android runtime, framework and tools. Aliyun is then, by logic, an incompatible fork of Android, without express permission of Google and is breaking the rules of OHA membership.