Apple Appeals Verdict of Copyright Payment

Apple Inc has appealed against Beijing No.2 Intermediate Court ruling which ordered the U.S. electronics giant to pay 520,000 yuan compensation to the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House for copyright infringements.

Apple held that it is not operator of iTunes, but just a technology provider. Besides, the compensation is too high.

In October 2010, Encyclopedia of China Publishing House found the digital version of Encyclopedia of China was available via its App Store. The publishing house then requested the court to order the defendant to stop infringement and pay compensation of 535,200 yuan.

The case is in trial. We will follow the development of the case.

(China IP News)