I just released my first Android app, WebSharing, and I've of course been closing monitoring referrer data on my web site to see who's talking about it. The top referrer today was a site in the Czech Republic. Quite a few people appeared to be using it, and it appeared they were overall quite happy with it. This would be a great thing, but for the fact that the application is not available in the Czech Republic, given that Google doesn't offer the ability to sell paid apps there. I can't fault them for pirating it. These people live in a country where they can't buy software because the manufacturer of the platform decided that their country wasn't important enough to support. So I'm tempted to simply turn the free version of my app back on (which was used during beta), and specifically offer it only in countries where the paid version is not available. When the paid market becomes available in a given country, the free version will be removed from that market. My one question is how updates will work if you have the free version and it is removed from your country. After the paid version is available in a user's country, I'd like users to be able to continue using the free versions they already downloaded, but wouldn't want them to be able to receive new feature updates without actually buying the product. Would anyone happen to know how this works? I suppose I can determine this empirically by writing a do-nothing free APK, downloading it to my phone, removing it from the US market, adding an updated version, and then seeing if I can update to it. Of course, official information would be preferable. I think this might help with reducing piracy for a few reasons: First, it keeps an otherwise honest person from having to pirate software, as it gives them a legal means of obtaining it. Second, it removes motivation for the folks who would typically be pirating the software from doing so. In my case the app is three bucks, which can't be too much more than the opportunity cost of trying to find a pirated version. Has anyone implemented this strategy or something similar yet?