Apple fined in Beijing court over e-book sales

Apple was ordered to pay about US$165,000 for violating copyright

Apple was ordered by a Beijing court on Thursday to pay a total of 1.03 million yuan (US$165,000) for selling unlicensed e-books, according to a report by China's official Xinhua news agency.

The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court ruled the money must be paid to eight Chinese writers and two companies, who said they found applications selling large numbers of unlicensed versions of their books last year, causing large losses, Xinhua reported.

Apple violated part of China's Copyright Law and failed in its duty regarding how it provides applications online, Xinhua reported.

The authors included Murong Xuecun, Li Chengpeng and He Ma, who are popular writers often on the country's bestseller lists, according to a report in the China Daily.

Apple, which is closed for the holidays through next Wednesday, could not immediately be reached.

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