Apple fined for Chinese copyright violation

Apple has been fined 1.03 million yuan ($165,908) for selling unlicensed e-books in China. A Beijing court ruled against the company on Thursday, according to a report out of China. The money will be paid to eight Chinese writers and two companies, as third-party apps featuring unlicensed versions of their books were available for download. In the United States, Apple is effectively able to avoid liability for third-party copyright violations within apps, simply removing them from the App Store when violations are reported. [via Xinhuanet]

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