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  • Apple Appeals Chinese Court Ruling of Pirated Encyclopedia Apps


    Apple has recently filed an appeal with a Chinese courtís $84,000 judgment regarding the sale of apps containing pirated versions of a well-known encyclopedia, claiming that the company was not responsible for the content.

    Reported first by the Chinese language newspaper, the Jinghua Times, the appeal asserts that the courtís assessment of the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House complaint was incorrect, adding that the $84,000 (RMB 520,000) fine is too high. For those of you who didnít already know, the court decided the case in September, and found Apple to be responsible for the pirated copies as it allowed the content to enter the App Store and profited from its sale.

    Appleís appeal is the latest chapter in a case that dates back to 2010, when the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House filed suit against the company after discovering unauthorized versions of its copy-written material in the iOS App Store. The Cupertino California company argued that it didnít develop the third-party apps and therefore had no responsibility for the pirated content. The company will reportedly hold that contention throughout the appeals process.

    Weíll have to wait and see what comes of the whole ordeal.

    Source: AppleInsider, Jinghua Times via Google Translate
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Appeals Chinese Court Ruling of Pirated Encyclopedia Apps started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Imagine a Chinese court siding with a Chinese firm. Seem to remember an iPad name ruling in china....
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by docmagoo2 View Post
      Imagine a Chinese court siding with a Chinese firm. Seem to remember an iPad name ruling in china....
      Imagine a Californian Court siding with a Californian Firm...
      What's your point?
    1. Glocknine's Avatar
      Glocknine -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Imagine a Californian Court siding with a Californian Firm...
      What's your point?
      This is how you slap fanbois!
    1. kyphur's Avatar
      kyphur -
      I guess Apple is forgetting about their rigorous app approval process?

      When you appoint yourself the gatekeeper on the farm then yes it's your fault if you let a fox into the hen house.
    1. tongxinshe's Avatar
      tongxinshe -
      Apple holds a strict control of the store, and get 30% off the sales, sure it needs to hold the regarding management responsibility.
    1. sheon's Avatar
      sheon -
      ya good luck with that u know its China chinese always listen to chinese no matter what just pay up its pocket change to u anyway apple
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Imagine a Californian Court siding with a Californian Firm...
      What's your point?
      Difference being the Chinese actively condone piracy and fakes and side with their own companies....

      Quote Originally Posted by Glocknine View Post
      This is how you slap fanbois!
      Dude it's an apple site. Of course people will side with apple here.