Copyright Dispute Between Apple and Chinese Authors

(Author: Gloria Q. Wu; Source: Kangxin Partners)

Most Chinese users of Apple’s products, such as iPhone, iPad and iPod were not aware that the “official” owner of App Store is not Apple Inc., the US company with millions of enthusiastic fans in China, but a company registered in Luxembourg, i.e. ITunes S.A.R.L , until recent cases decided by Beijing No. 2 Intermediate Court between eight Chinese authors (plaintiff), Chinese All (plaintiff) and Apple Electronic Products Trade (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (defendant), Apple Inc. (defendant), and ITunes S.A.R.L (third party).

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