Apple Sending Takedown Notices to Apptrackr

Apptrackr developer “Dissident” has told Cult of Mac that Apple is sending takedown notices for pirated apps hosted by the service. In effort to skirt around copyright laws, Apptrackr has relocated their servers overseas, but we’re sure this won’t stop Apple from trying to end illegal cracking. If successful, this may be the fatal blow for Installous, one of the largest databases for cracked apps. Most of the applications on the App Store cost just a few dollars, so it seems silly to not support hardworking developers. Jailbreaking is designed so users can have full control over their devices and install legitimate tweaks and apps through Cydia, and we hope that pirates don’t ruin the fun for the rest of us if Apple chooses more drastic counter-piracy measures.

[Cult of Mac]

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