According to details emerging in an unusual story from The Hollywood Reporter - not your typical source for Apple news - the Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker is being sued by a state-owned Chinese film studio.
The suit, which was just filed in a Beijing court, alleges Apple sold its movies in the iTunes store without approval.
Shanghai Animation Film Studio, which is backed by the Chinese government and is seen as a leading player in the nascent Chinese animation space, is seeking a little over half a million dollars in damages in the suit.
According to a senior executive at Shanghai Animation, "We want to keep tight-lipped on this case because, as we see it, it's just a litigation in which we want to get compensation [for our product]... It's a sensitive period now since Apple is a big multinational company and it is surrounded by controversies on its practices in China."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter