App piracy for Android developers

in Counterfeit Goods

In a survey of Android developers, one in three developers reported losing over $10,000 in revenue due to app piracy. 25 percent reported piracy caused an increase in server costs as unauthorized apps used up server space.

53 percent of developers reported that Google, maker of the Android system, was too lax in its enforcement of app piracy.

Source: Brian Caulfield, “Software Pirates Plague Android Developers,” Forbes, September 9, 2011.

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