Google Removes Popular File-Sharing App from Play Store Over Piracy Concerns
Czech file-sharing and hosting platform Ulož.to has millions of users. In addition to the site, some people use the official app on Android devices. However, following an allegation of widespread piracy, Google has decided to remove the application from the Play Store. Ulož believes the complaint is ungrounded and filed a counternotice to get the app restored.
To the global audience, Ulož.to may not be a household name, but in the Czech Republic it is huge.
The file-sharing and hosting service is listed among the 35 most-visited websites in the country, while its mobile apps are frequently used as well.
Like many other file storage platforms, Ulož can be used to share a wide variety of files but according to copyright holders, many people abuse the platform to share pirated music, movies, and TV shows.
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