MacNN | Chinese court fines Apple $118K for selling books without permission
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Chinese court fines Apple $118K for selling books without permission
Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 10:24am

Beijing's No. 2 Intermediate People's Court has fined Apple over 730,000 yuan, or about $118,000, for infringing on the copyrights of three Chinese writers, reports say. The judge in the case, Feng Gang, states in his ruling that although the writers' books were uploaded for sale on iTunes by third parties, Apple has the duty of checking whether those books are in line with Chinese law. "The writers involved this time include Mai Jia, whose books are often on bestseller lists across the country," Feng writes. "In this way, Apple has the capability to know the uploaded books on its online store violated the writers' copyright."



Feng also warns that other companies with online stores should improve their verification systems. The case in fact represents a second batch of lawsuits directed at Apple by the Writers' Right Protection Union, a group specializing in defending Chinese writers' online copyrights. In China Apple has had to deal with numerous incidents of people making fraudulent uploads to the App Store.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Hands On: The Nightmare Cooperative 1.0 (Cross-Platform) - 12:33 PM EST
  • Universal issues first full 'Steve Jobs' movie trailer - 6:28 PM EST
  • Hands On: GarageBand 10.1 (OS X) - 5:26 PM EST
  • Daily Deals: Bose Solo TV, MacBook Pro, Brother printer - 3:50 PM EST
  • Prince removes music catalog from majority of streaming services - 1:47 PM EST
  • Apple warns users on new Trim support in 10.10.4 - 1:30 PM EST
  • Hands On: Hook 1.03 (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) - 12:34 PM EST
  • App Update: RapidWeaver, M3Unity, Printopia, more - 12:11 PM EST
  • MacNN Deals: Three discounted subscriptions for online services - 12:10 PM EST
  • Some PC users won't get Windows 10 update on July 29 launch day - 10:50 AM EST
  • Hands On: OmniFocus for Apple Watch - 10:30 AM EST
  • Giveaway reminder: Win an Apple iMac with Retina 5K display - 9:33 AM EST
  • Apple Music launch cripples Home Sharing, alters iTunes Match - 8:46 AM EST
  • BlueStacks releases Mac version of Android emulator - 8:16 AM EST
  • Hands On: Xenowerk 1.2.4 (iOS) - 7:45 AM EST
  • Briefly: YouTube 60fps mode on mobile, White House lifts camera ban - 6:29 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Microsoft adds sixth Surface Pro 3 option, Surface 3 LTE on the way - 1:02 PM EST
  • Huawei launches Honor 7 smartphone, Band Zero smartwatch - 6:36 AM EST
  • Hands On: Cogmind (PC) - 7:20 AM EST
  • Lenovo design vice president proposes retro ThinkPad creation - 12:53 PM EST
  • Archos PC Stick offers Windows 10 PC in an HDMI dongle - 9:45 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.