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What are the state regulations for selling apps online?

  1. Romian1 profile image76
    Romian1posted 5 years ago

    What are the state regulations for selling apps online?

    Assumptions:
    All the mechanisms for sell my software app (Android, Apple, etc) is done through another entity such as GameSalad Pro.

    Sell in Maryland, Delaware, or Nevada.

  2. jasonmstyles profile image39
    jasonmstylesposted 5 years ago

    I have released an app on the Android market and there were no state regulations on it. I wasn't taxed because Android is hosting the marketplace, not your state. Android or Apple will take a cut from your profits.

    1. Romian1 profile image76
      Romian1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Android and Apple cut is probably a small price to pay than dealing with all the administrative stuff in setting up your own business.  Having your own legit business seems like a hassle.

    2. jasonmstyles profile image39
      jasonmstylesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not necessarily true. You can form an LLC rather easily for business protection. Look into legalzoom.com. However, I do agree that if you don't have to make a business, don't bother.

  3. Romian1 profile image76
    Romian1posted 5 years ago

    Thanks for the info about LLC.  I will look into it. 

    This may be off the topic but the other thing that concerns me when sell apps, hardware, or both is intellectual property protection.  I was reading a forum describing how you can put a copyright on a product starting at $99.  It is impossible to stop ripoffs but at least the copyright can put a claim for leverage that you develop a product first.   I was wondering if the Android market or Apple store has some kind of protection from copy cats.

    1. jasonmstyles profile image39
      jasonmstylesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do not believe they do. Zynga is widely known to rip off games for their own styles. While they are kinda in the dirt for doing so now, others will do the same. I'd talk to some more people about protection though.

 
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