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  • Sounds serious if the pirated apps are just the same as yours. However, somebody can do similar applications as your apps without using your code and it is not piratism. Previous xap files were such that one could easily 'reverse engineer' the code from extracted dll files because those xap files were not properly encrypted. As I understood, nowadays code extraction from Marketplace xap should not be possible. If you give somebody your xap for testing, it can be easily unpacked and code extracted... but not those from Marketplace.

    Take a look at these:

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17457344/unpack-xap-file

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6812640/restrict-access-to-xap-file

    Monday, August 5, 2013 11:09 PM
  • This was definitely a copy of my xap that had been uploaded. It was removed from the Store very promptly, as were the other apps the 'publisher' had uploaded, so my thanks to Microsoft for the quick response.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:07 PM
  • Hi,

    the same problem happend to me today - a pirated version of my app has shown up in marketplace and this has been reported to me by a user of my app.

    The pirated version is an old WP7.x version but it has the same name as the WP8 version of my app.

    The 'best' thing about this: In the about page of the pirated version my (!) support email address is listed.
    Will be interresting, how many support emails i will get in the next days. :(

    Friday, January 10, 2014 9:34 AM
  • Hello All,

    If you believe that your intellectual property has been stolen please do not contact developer support.

    Instead you should submit a content infringement claim so it can be reviewed by Microsoft's legal team.

    -Eric


    Windows Phone Developer Support

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    Friday, January 10, 2014 6:19 PM