Apple sued in China


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Beijing: In the latest legal wrangling for the tech giant in China in recent weeks, Apple is being sued by a subsidiary of China’s broadcasting regulator over a propaganda film more than 20 years old.

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Apple sued in China

Highlights:

  • Apple has infringed its exclusive online rights of broadcasting a film.
  • The film depicts Chinese fighting against Japanese soldiers in early China’s in 1930’s.
  • According to the Beijing Haidian District People’s Court, the film caused “huge economics losses.”
  • The case is brought to the court b y the Movie Satellite Channel Program Production Center that comes under the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
  • The Apple broadcasted Xuebo dixiao, which loosely translates as “Bloody Fight with the Fierce Enemy” and was first shown in 1994.
  • The court also gave a statement saying the production is also suing Heyi Information and Technology (Beijing) Company Ltd for developing the Yokuhu HD App.
  • The plaintiff wants an immediate compensation of 50,000 yuan ($7,500) plus its “reasonable expenditure” of 20,158 yuan ($3,000) in attempting to stop the infringement of its rights and also stop the broadcasting of the film.
  • According to the information available on iTunes.com, the app is sold by Youku.com.

The Youku site is owned by Youku Tudou Inc. and is considered as one of the best websites in China for movie and television shows streaming. The company is also listed in New York Stock Exchange.

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In recent days Apple is facing many drawbacks in its second largest global market i.e China. Due to order by the Chinese regulator, its iTunes movies and iBooks services were suspended.

Also in May the selling of Iphone 6 and Iphone 6s were at hault for sometime after it was noticed that some of the features were copied from a small Chinese brand. Although, the selling of the phones were continued. Despite many hurdles Apple never failed to bring down its profits from the market.

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