Apple Fined One Million Yuan for Copyright Violation in China

China looking to do more with copyright


China is not exactly known for having a watertight regime when it comes to piracy and copyright violations, but it's trying to change that perception, and here's a case in point: a group of eight authors, calling themselves the China Written Works Copyright Society, haswon a case against Apple in Beijing for hosting apps that were in themselves violating the copyright on their works. Apple has in turn been ordered to pay 1 million yuan ($160,000) in compensation – pennies to the iPhone giant and only about 10% of how much the authors were trying to get out of Apple when they originally brought the case against it earlier in the year.