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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Android App Pirate Sentenced to 46 Months

Android App Pirate Sentenced to 46 Months

Android App Pirate Sentenced to 46 Months

Added: Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ISP, Download, BitTorrent, MPAA, RIAA, copyright-infringement, file-sharing, Torrenting
4 years ago, the FBI carried out an operation targeting pirate Android app marketplaces. As part of the operation, pirate app stores’ domains were seized, and their operators were arrested. Now the first conviction arrived, with SnappzMarket's member receiving a 46-month prison sentence for copyright infringement.


Back in 2012, the FBI in cooperation with the police in France and the Netherlands took down three illegal Android stores: Appbucket, Applanet and SnappzMarket. This was the first domain seizure against unauthorized mobile app marketplaces, following similar actions against BitTorrent and streaming services. Later, several people connected to the Android app stores were arrested and indicted, but the first sentencing in these cases arrived only now.

Scott Walton, a PR manager for SnappzMarket, was found guilty by Georgia District Court Judge of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement and sentenced to 46 months in prison. His primary task was to manage public relations, monitor the Facebook fan page for the store, provide responses to support inquiries, develop new ideas and help find solutions to technical problems. Besides, the court found that Walton searched for and downloaded copies of copyrighted apps, burned them to compact discs and mailed them to another defendant.

Although the sentencing itself didn’t come as a surprise, the industry watchers point out that it took a long time to be finalized. Walton had already pleaded guilty 2 years ago, when he admitted to being involved in the illegal copying and distribution of unauthorized Android apps with a retail value of $1.7 million.

Before sentencing, Walton’s attorney urged the court to minimize the sentence, but it is unclear whether his pleas helped: the 46-month sentence is not as long as the 5 years maximum, but it is still a very long time. Initially, the defendant was able to await his sentencing as a free man, but back in 2015 he was incarcerated after violating his pretrial release conditions. In other words, he has already served part of his sentence.

Walton’s two colleagues from SnappzMarket who were indicted are expected to be sentenced later in 2016, along with their co-conspirator.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

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Date:  Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanKitty (2016-09-11 23:48:39)
SirSeedsAlot avatarcorporations commit white collar crimes WAY worse than this let's see equal punishment

posted by (2016-09-12 07:14:33)
No avatarCum on # 1 we all know that would Never ever happen........... mmmmmmm unless he was Black and again maybe

posted by Trusted UploadermenTurtle (2016-09-12 08:40:26)
XpoZ avatarthis is really a sad news, last time i lost one of my best buddy , Let's see what they do to us[torrent's Android uploader]?

posted by (2016-09-12 12:31:13)
No avatar@#1 , you right, NSA needs to pay. I don't see it getting any better now that the new iphones are wireless. They can just start pulling whatever your listening to right out of the air, etc.

posted by (2016-09-12 13:10:20)
No avatarIt's bs, the criminals going after those with petty thefts.

posted by (2016-09-12 14:35:45)
rebornawareness avatarWOW the courts finally admitted conspiracy exists!! I thought it was all in the imagination of tinfoil hat wearing nerds?? Wait it's just a bunch of people sharing stuff for free to be nice and save each other a few dollars. We cant have that!! this is the worst conspiracy ever!! Forget the Medical mafia lying and suppressing cures and murdering millions every year through lies misinformation and toxic treatments. Forget the big corps poisoning everyone with chemicals poisons and hormones disruptors in the food and household products, Example cancerous causing fire retardant chemicals in the baby strollers, beds. and cars seats. That plastic is BPA free?? Yes we replaced Bpa with Bps or Bpf witch is just as bad, but we put a BPA free label on it so you think its safe. (Also in all tin cans linings) Forget false flag fake terrorist events or shooting hoaxes. Unneccessary wars. Or taxation without representation by the fake puppet politicians, fake democracy. Mind control fake news and tv (Which tv program do you choose to program your mind?) or any other of a hundred massive conspiracies! Let's tackle the real conspiracy. People sharing free stuff with each other. (can you feel my sarcasm?) Big brother's reading this now and adding me to the LIST...

posted by AdminSun (2016-09-13 10:04:24)
YoGi avatarBetter info here --> https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/members-three-different-android-mobile-device-app-piracy-groups-charged about the original sentence in 2014

posted by (2016-09-13 10:59:38)
No avatarWelcome to the infowars! And I'm not talking about Alex Jones. He does provide some good info if you can filter it out.

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