Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Japanese publishers accuse Apple of copyright infringement

Apple stand accused by a consortium of Japanese book publishers of copyright infringement in that they a selling pirate titles through their App Store. The group claiming the infringement are the Japan Book Publishers Association, the Japan Magazine Publishers Association, the Electronic Book Publishers Association of Japan and the Digital Comic Association. The claimants state that some of the titles have been deleted in response to requests from authors and publishers but a majority of them remain and are open to abuse. Although Apple support the need to act promptly on complaints about copyright violation the consortium have asked Apple to set up a section to handle deletion requests and piracy.

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