09 Jan '12, 10am

Chinese authors sue Apple for copyright infringement: Report

Chinese authors sue Apple for copyright infringement: Report

Apple Inc has been sued for 11.9 million yuan (S$2.4 million) in compensation by a group of Chinese authors for allegedly providing copyright-infringing books for download through its online store. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - A group of Chinese authors has sued Apple Inc for 11.9 million yuan (S$2.4 million) in compensation for allegedly providing copyright-infringing books for download through its online store, Chinese financial magazine Caixin reported. The group behind the lawsuit has been lobbying Apple for months to remove copyright-infringing books from its App Store. The group of nine authors, under the mantle of the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS), sued Apple in Beijing's No. 2 Intermediate People's Court for copyright infringement of 37 works, Caixin reported on Friday. Over the years, the lobby group has waged similar high-profile battles...

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