Android app piracy

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http://androidforums.com – Hello folks, Someone posted a link that Feds pulled down few websites supporting android apps piracy. And the other day, I was playing with app permissions, so many apps have so silly permission (which they don't need IMHO) and some of the apps do have a permission to check licensing with Google Play store. That really got me into thinking, if there is such permission available, how the heck someone can still pirate the software? Very few are savvy enough to root the devices and block the permissions (I am not, I paid full price for my HTC One X and have no interest in bricking it). If (General)