Monday, 31 December 2012

China Fines Apple for Copyright Infringement


A Chinese court fined Apple 1 million yuan, or roughly US$160,000, because its App Store hosted third-party applications that were peddling pirated e-books.
Bloomberg reports that the ruling stems from a suit brought by a group of Chinese authors earlier this year. The group originally was seeking 10 million yuan.
There is a hint of irony in China fining an American company for piracy. The U.S. has claimed for years that China is willfully negligent about piracy of American music, television and movies. Indeed, Apple itself has been the victim of rather egregious piracy in China.

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