“A group of Chinese authors will petition Apple Inc to stop the distribution of their books in electronic format through various applications in Apple’s App Store, the 21st Century Herald Tribune reported on Thursday,” Melanie Lee reports for Reuters.
“The same group of authors from the Writers Rights Alliance successfully petitioned Baidu Inc, China’s largest search engine, to stop publishing the authors’ material on its Baidu Library product,” Lee reports.
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“Bei Zhicheng, the spokesman for the group, was quoted by the newspaper as saying Apple’s App store is more detrimental than Baidu’s service because Baidu provided the downloads for free while Apple receives commissions on some downloads,” Lee reports
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