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More ebook-related trouble for Apple today. China Daily is confirming that the iDevice maker has been slapped with a $118,000 fine in response to Apple's alleged copyright violations. The penalty...
04-25-2013, 12:04 PM #1
Apple Fined $118,000 by Chinese Court
More ebook-related trouble for Apple today. China Daily is confirming that the iDevice maker has been slapped with a $118,000 fine in response to Apple's alleged copyright violations.
The penalty amount will be used to compensate three Chinese writers at the center of this copyright infringement claim. Apple purportedly made their books for sale online without first obtaining their permission.
A China Daily report Wednesday stated the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court ruled in favor of the authors, and Apple will have to pay them in excess of 730,000 yuan (US$118,000) for the infringement. Apple had not gotten permission before selling their books on the Apple App Store, it noted.
"The writers involved this time include Mai Jia, whose books are often on bestseller lists across the country," Feng stated. "In this way, Apple has the capability to know the uploaded books on its online store violated the writers' copyright."
04-25-2013, 12:37 PM #2
Probably paid in cash on the way out of the courtroom
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04-25-2013, 12:59 PM #3
I'm surprised that china has copyright laws at all.
04-25-2013, 01:42 PM #4
"Feng Gang" LMAO!!!!
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04-25-2013, 01:57 PM #5
04-25-2013, 02:03 PM #6
Would have been cheaper to buy the judge lol
04-25-2013, 02:16 PM #7
04-25-2013, 02:39 PM #8
How about Apple suing all the Chinese companies that sell knock off iPhones?
04-25-2013, 02:49 PM #9
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04-25-2013, 06:33 PM #10
04-26-2013, 03:33 PM #11
There is a reason why China n copy both starts with C.
04-30-2013, 12:48 PM #12