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The U.S. Justice Department seized three web sites it claims were distributing illegal copies of copyrighted Android apps, PCWorld reported early this morning. The operation, which is reportedly the first such crackdown in the mobile-app market, also involved the FBI, several U.S. Attorney’s offices and two European agencies, and nine search warrants were executed. This isn’t a huge threat to most consumers, of course, because the vast majority of Android users download their apps from Google Play (or, to a much lesser extent, Amazon Appstore). But I do expect to see much more of this kind of thing as app usage continues to surge.