This is the second time when the company was fined over copyright violation in China.
The first time was last September when Apple paid 520000 yuan over another copyright violation.
In the latest copyright infringement case Apple was guilty because it hosted third-part apps in its Application Store and was reportedly selling unlicensed electronic books.
The eight writers that filed a suit against Apple claimed the company sold pirated copies of their own books that were listed on the AppStore. Apple later released a statement saying it takes copyright infringement cases “very seriously”.
While China is a constant growing market for Apple’s products, the US based technology firm is still prone to find a few bumps along the way. Besides the above mentioned copyright infringement cases Apple also had some other legal issues in China.
One such example is the lawsuit between ProView and Apple where the Chinese company ProView claimed it alone had the rights to the name iPad in China.