Chinese court orders Apple to pay $165,000 for a copyright violation
posted by Alan F. / Dec 27, 2012, 6:24 PM
23 million Yuan or $3.65 million USD. That was almost double the 11.9 million Yuan ($1.89 million USD) that was asked for in the original filing. While Apple was hit with the fine, it was not responsible for developing or submitting the apps that used the unlicensed material.
The China Written Works Copyright Society alleges that Apple was slow to remove the apps and the tech giant purportedly told the group to contact the developers behind the apps if they had a problem with them. This is not the first time that Apple found itself in a bit of hot water from this particular court. In September, the court ordered Apple to pay 520,000 Yuan ($82,600 USD) for the unauthorized sale of digital copies of a Chinese language encyclopedia.
An Apple spokesman said about the latest ruling that its employees "take copyright infringement complaints very seriously" and added that Apple is "always updating our service to better assist content owners in protecting their rights."
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So who is thief now?
posted on Dec 27, 2012, 6:31 PM 7
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"Great thieves never get caught" so that answers your question :D
posted on Dec 27, 2012, 7:45 PM 6
It's a simple misunderstanding.
posted on Dec 27, 2012, 11:39 PM 2
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Yeah, a simple misunderstanding like we don't understand your name. You sound like Jobs!! That's what's wrong with you hard core Apple fans! You don't even want to acknowledge the fault Apple made even if it's right in front of your eyes... Be a fan if you want to, but know that the company you support can be at fault too.
posted on Dec 28, 2012, 12:49 AM 1
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How I wish is that apple will pay something like this Weekly
posted on Dec 27, 2012, 6:37 PM 14
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""always updating our service to better assist content owners in protecting their rights."" When in reality I read: always updating our service terms to better pass the blame onto anyone and everyone else You can try to disprove me all you want, but its pretty damn clear: ""the tech giant purportedly told the group to contact the developers behind the apps if they had a problem with them""... SOUNDS LIKE A BIG-FAT NOT-ME GHOST!
posted on Dec 27, 2012, 6:49 PM 4
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posted on Dec 27, 2012, 6:56 PM 9
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This fine is like giving a 36 year old man a five second time out while watching his favorite TV show.
posted on Dec 27, 2012, 8:12 PM 0
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