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1. Publishing counterfeit apps is a criminal offense
This week, the U.S. Justice Dept. said the leader and co-conspirator of Android device app piracy ring pleaded guilty to charges of distributing apps with a total retail value of $700,000. The claims boiled down to copyright infringement, a crime punishable by hefty fines and time behind bars.
2. Aereo has no "plan B" if it loses Supreme Court battle
As internet streaming giant Aereo heads to the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks to defend itself against a number of broadcasters (including CBS, which owns ZDNet), the company admits that it doesn't have anything up its sleeve should it lose the case. According to Bloomberg, the company has no "plan B," which may force it to eventually shutter.