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Spotify cracks down on shady modified software

Spotify won't tolerate unauthorized apps any longer.

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If you use unapproved apps to access Spotify, watch out -- Spotify will find you. The music streaming service is cracking down on unauthorized used, Torrent Freak reports.

First confirmation of your unauthorized software results in Spotify putting your account on ice. After multiple transgressions things get real, quickly. Spotify has the right to terminate your account if it concludes your activity is unsavory. 

The main reason people use questionable software to access the service is to get around restrictions the company puts in place on its free streaming accounts. In a nutshell that means ads, or the inability to listen to music without them.

Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.