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Apple is finally attacking their money-making barricades. Piracy is a large problem in the computer world and one company that's really feeling the pain from it is Apple. As we...
12-30-2011, 04:01 PM #1
Apple Issuing Take Down Notices to Major Piracy Sources
Apple is finally attacking their money-making barricades.
Piracy is a large problem in the computer world and one company that's really feeling the pain from it is Apple. As we know Apple takes a thirty percent cut from all App Store sales. This means it makes sense that Apple would want to kill off any iOS piracy firms. One of the large firms can be accessed from iDevices through a Cydia source with their own application. This is one reason why Apple doesn't want us jailbreaking our iDevices. We don't condone piracy and it isn't allowed here. Apple doesn't want it around either.
Cracked iOS applications cost Apple a ton of money. Millions are downloaded each day out of ignorance that people are really hurting the companies. Millions more are downloaded each day on purpose because people want stuff for free and simply don't care that what they're doing is wrong. The after effect of all of these applications not being sold is Apple and the hard-working developers included losing out on billions of dollars.
Apple has issued 'take down' warnings to one of these firms in attempt to destroy the firm. This firm is taking measures into their own hands to try and avoid being shut down by moving their servers to countries around the world where copyright isn't applicable. A cowardly move by the firm involved - they are attempting to keep the servers up and running completely against Apple's demands and against United States copyright laws. The firm said this:
Originally Posted by Piracy Firm
We expect that with Apple attacking one of the largest cracked iOS application firms, we will see much more coming up. Like all companies, they are out to make money and anything that stands in their way is a threat that needs to be terminated. Companies have fought piracy for ages - will Apple be able to put tighter control on it? Only time will tell.
Do you think Apple will be successful in breaking most iOS piracy in half? Share in the comments.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 12-30-2011 at 04:09 PM.
12-30-2011, 04:05 PM #2
I honestly don't think it will happen.
If there's one thing I've leaned from hackers and pirates (other than hackers are will to help) is they always find a way around the system.
12-30-2011, 04:10 PM #3
12-30-2011, 04:11 PM #4
I hope they succeed!
12-30-2011, 04:14 PM #5
You-Know-Who's philosophy is that they do this because Apple doesn't offer refunds or a trial period.
If either was implemented, they wouldn't have a leg to stand on.
12-30-2011, 04:14 PM #6
12-30-2011, 04:15 PM #7
I have asked numerous developers in person if I could try something and they were more than happy to let me have a try with it.
12-30-2011, 04:16 PM #8
WTF! Now they're doing the same like Sony did before with the PS3!!! Ok, piracy is hurting their business...but is this really necessary?! After this they'll be after our iOS hackers!!!
An iDevice is nothing without a Jailbreak! Limited functions! A few people already moved to Android...
12-30-2011, 04:22 PM #9
Whatever happened to removing the ability to refuse cracked apps on iOS 5? I recall a while ago, one of the developers had said they were going to enforce that idea but never pulled through I guess
12-30-2011, 04:29 PM #10
Good for Apple for targeting the bad guys rather than the entire Jailbreak community. I know they tried before but with their wealth they didn't have to give up.
I don't get why people pirate in the jailbreak world. It's like cutting off your nose to spite your face. It only harms jailbreaking as a whole in the end.
On another note. I wish cydia would remember my damn email and password for when I redownload purchased tweaks/themes after a re-jailbreak. It's beyond annoying now.
12-30-2011, 04:30 PM #11
Whether it's software, or something physical like money, counterfeiting/pirating will never stop. Apple needs to decide if the money/energy they're allocating to fight this is worth the money they'll recover by shutting them down. My guess is it's not.
I don't use cracked apps at all. That decision isn't for moral reasons such as starving devs, or poor Apple not getting the money to add to it's massive cash mountain. It's because a cracked app, by nature, has had its code altered. And someone that can alter code probably has the skills to add spyware, brick my device, or any other thing you can think of that will possibly expose sensitive info to who knows who... And saving .99 isn't worth the unknown risks to me.
Perhaps Apple would be better off educating people to the risks, but then they'd have to publicly acknowledge the issue, which doesn't really fit in with their ultra-hip advertising motif.
12-30-2011, 04:32 PM #12
I always buy my apps...but I think apple should do a proper check on some of the apps they let into there app store as I've had a few that says it'll do this and that and then you pay for it and it don't work properly
12-30-2011, 04:32 PM #13
12-30-2011, 04:34 PM #14
12-30-2011, 04:35 PM #15
I have "that" app installed. Looking thru my SB I've about £100 worth of paid for apps I've first got got via "that" app. I tried them, liked them, bought them.
After getting burned on too many apps that don't live up to their own hype "that" app is now my first port of call.
A proper trail period facility would do away with my need for "that" app.
Another way to overcome this problem is for Apple to enforce accurate descriptions for apps, but let's be honest, they've forgotten how to describe a lot of their own products nowadays so it's to be expected.
12-30-2011, 04:37 PM #16
12-30-2011, 04:39 PM #17
The music industry has failed to beat piracy
The film industry has failed to beat piracy
Can't see Apple winning where everyone else has failed on this front
12-30-2011, 04:39 PM #18
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 12-30-2011 at 04:43 PM.
12-30-2011, 04:40 PM #19
uh.. mod edit: removed (language) apple.
Last edited by Simon; 12-30-2011 at 05:25 PM.
12-30-2011, 04:40 PM #20
I wouldn't say it's real news if you censor out stuff like we're 4. I'm sure most already know the name of it but god forbid it get repeated here. (yes I agree with the article, I'm just pissed because it's like blasphemy to say it on these forums regardless if we use it or not)
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