According to our friend Alex Heath at Cult of Mac, Apple has been aggressively pursuing legal avenues to prevent piracy of iOS apps. They have sent a large number of DMCA takedown notices to Apptrackr, the servers which apparently provide a method for illegally downloading apps from the App Store.
The person behind Apptrackr goes by the name “dissident” and has been reaching out to his fellow pirates explaining how they continue to keep the service running. One method has been the introduction of mobile advertising and the introduction of captcha. The ads are supposedly to help offset the costs of hosting at international sites, which makes it a bit more difficult for Apple to takedown.
Good for Apple. It’s taken entirely too long for them to jump in and fight this battle on behalf of developers who are seeing their hard work pirated. Is it too much to ask someone to pony up $0.99 for an app?
Source: Cult of Mac