A few days ago, Android Market launched but not open to the international developers that are looking for ways to Publish their applications channeled via agents. Such agents could help since they will be in a jurisdiction where Google allows stocking onto their market.
Such developers should understand first all the tax implications with royalties and licensing rights before venturing into such dangerous waters.
"A transaction that does not constitute a sale or exchange because not all substantial rights have been transferred will be classified as a license generating royalty income."
It is recommended to consult professional advise and consider setting up a company in a jurisdiction where the Market is open.
An alternative for such developers would be to stock onto SlideME Marketplace for global distribution without any such limitations.
SlideME Launched Support for Paid Applications with SAM
SlideME offers products, services and experience that help promote small Android developers and their creative efforts, without locking them into any closed standards. We are focused on addressing and helping developers gain quality assurance (QA) and financial rewards in this exciting multi-billion dollar industry.
What is SAM - SlideME Application Manager? SAM is a mobile client for the Android mobile platform that allows a user to easily discover applications on the Marketplace. Users will be able to download and install or even purchase securely (SlideGuard) without entering any sensitive information(such as credit card information) from within their handset.