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Piracy Flaw Taints Apple Mac App Store Debut

Apple has announced that its Mac App Store is off to a rollicking good start, boasting more than 1 million downloads and more than 1,000 titles in its first day. But there may be a problem.

Many developers and bloggers have taken notice of a surge in piracy across the new marketplace, as many copies of paid apps are apparently being downloaded for free. There is some disagreement as to whether the problem stems from Apple or developers not following the company's guidance to safeguard their intellectual property. eSecurity Planet takes a look.


Apple's new Mac App Store went live Thursday as the company had promised about a month ago – and it had a wild welcome online.

In a statement, Friday, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced that the new online store had delivered more than a million downloads in its first day of public availability, and that the store already has more than a thousand titles – both free and paid apps.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Apple's Mac Apps Store Causes Anti-Piracy Concerns