Chinese Authors Sue Apple


When you win a couple of lawsuits and when you are a technology giant, others start eyeing your money and wonder how they can extort money from you. Apple has won a lot of money from lawsuits like HTC Android and now some people are eyeing the wealth that Apple has.

According to a news report in Chinese financial magazine Caixin, a group of nine Chinese authors has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc for 11.9 million yuan ($1.9 million) in compensation. Chinese authors alleged that Apple was providing copyright-infringing books for download through its online store.

The group behind the lawsuit had been lobbying Apple for months to remove copyright-infringing books from its App Store.

Caixing reported that The group of authors, under the mantle of the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS), sued Apple in Beijing’s No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court, accusing Apple of the copyright infringement of 37 works.

Over the years, this lobby group has engaged with court-battles with Baidu Inc and Google Inc over their online book products.

Source: Reuters

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