Two men accused of operating a popular Android piracy website have pleaded guilty to charges filed by the Department of Justice. This marks the first time the DOJ has secured convictions for the distribution of counterfeit mobile apps. Earlier today, Nicholas Anthony Narbone entered a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. Thomas Allen Dye, who the DOJ refers to as Narbone’s “co-conspirator,” pled guilty to the same charge earlier this month.

Both helped oversee Appbucket.net, an “alternative online market” that authorities say illegally distributed more than 1 million copies of copyrighted apps. Those illicit app downloads totaled more than $700,000 in value, federal prosecutors say, and…

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