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China The Almighty Buck The Courts Apple

Chinese Court Fines Apple For Copyright Violations 102

Posted by samzenpus
from the pay-up dept.
hackingbear writes "The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court ruled in favor of a group of Chinese authors, and Apple will have to pay them in excess of 730,000 yuan (US$118,000) for infringement. Apple had not gotten permission before selling their books on the Apple App Store, it noted. These cases were the second batch of lawsuits filed against Apple by the Writers' Right Protection Union, which includes prominent members like prolific blogger and novelist Han Han who have become a pop culture star through his creative and cynical writings criticizing the (Chinese) government."
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Chinese Court Fines Apple For Copyright Violations

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  • irony (Score:4, Informative)

    by shentino (1139071) on Friday April 26, 2013 @09:14AM (#43555135)

    Does anyone besides me find it ironic that the piracy capital of the world managed to sue a US company? And win?

    Of all the places to lose a copyright infringement case as a the hell did it happen in China of all places?

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