Apple fined for copyright infringement in China ebook
A group of Chinese authors sued Apple for selling unofficial versions of their books in their online stores. The Cupertino company will pay 1.03 million yuan (USD $ 165,170) fine.
According to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, the figure should be divided among eight writers and two companies for infringing their copyrights. The authors charged that had applications in the App Store in the country including infringed work, which would have caused a loss of revenue by the authors. The Court indicated that Apple violated the law by allowing the sale of these applications, and was negligent in keeping them in the store.
This is the second of its kind fine Apple must pay in China last September after they were fined for USD $ 83,387 for the publication of an encyclopedia. Fines do not mean much to Apple in financial terms, but may help the company pay more attention to what sells in the Asian market.
Link: Apple fined by Chinese court for copyright infringement ebook (The Verge)Tags: Apple, China, copyright, Demand, ebook, Ebooks