Digital Citizens Alliance Calls Prosecution of Apps Content Thieves Important Step to Protect Internet

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Digital Citizens Alliance, a consumer-oriented coalition focused on educating the public and policy makers on the threats that consumers face on the Internet, put out the following statement on reports that the Department of Justice is building criminal cases against those who engage in content theft of versions of thousands of apps for Google's Android operating system.

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From Tom Galvin, executive director, Digital Citizens Alliance:

"Apps developers are at the vanguard of the economy and have created over 450,000 jobs since 2007. They are often one-person shops or very small companies driving American innovation. That is why it's important for law enforcement to crack down on those that steal the works of apps developers. These developers deserve protection from thieves. By prosecuting those that distribute pirated versions of thousands of apps for Google's Android operating system, the DOJ is sending a message that content theft will not be tolerated."

About the Digital Citizens Alliance

Digital Citizens is a consumer-oriented coalition focused on educating the public and policy makers on the threats that consumers face on the Internet and the importance for Internet stakeholders – individuals, government and industry - to make the Web a safer place. Based in Washington, DC, the Digital Citizens Alliance counts among its supporters: private citizens, the health, pharmaceutical and creative industries as well as online safety experts and other communities focused on Internet safety.

The Digital Citizens Alliance is made up of people, just like you, concerned about making the Internet a better and safer place for everyone. Our goal is simple: make the Internet

  • Free of dangerous drugs sold online to unsuspecting individuals.
  • Free of illegal movies, videos, and music that steal from our citizens.
  • Free of scams, including identity theft and misleading advertising.

The Digital Citizens Alliance will be an active voice in promoting a better and safer Internet, working with governments, policy makers, security experts, and the businesses that operate the Internet. We will carry your voice – that of the consumer – to ensure that the Internet is a place we can trust. For more information please visit http://www.digitalcitizensalliance.org/.

SOURCE Digital Citizens Alliance



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