Lonnie Dunn Earlier this week, we reported the story of an iOS app maker intent on shaming pirates by hijacking users’ Twitter accounts in order to post a message saying “How about we all stop using pirated iOS apps? I promise to stop. I really will. #softwarepirateconfession.” This anti-piracy campaign was certainly unique, but it backfired. Many customers who paid as much as $50 for dictionary applications for their iPhones and iPads were targeted, because the system went into place without being capable of distinguishing between pirates and non-pirates. We’ve exchanged a few e-mails with Enfour, the company in question, to find out how the anti-piracy system was supposed to work, and whether the company plans to try again. In short, Enfour blamed the problem on “old code” that has now been taken out of the apps and thrown in the trash.
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