According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (via The Next Web), Shanghai Animation Film Studio is suing Apple over the unauthorized App Store. The Studio is seeking 3.3 million yuan (about $500,000) from Apple as a compensation amount, alleging that the Cupertino-based giant sold its movie without authorization.
The Shanghai Animation Film Studio, which known well for producing blockbuster animated movies such as The Monkey King, accuses the iPhone maker as well as the Apple Electronics Products Commerce (Beijing) over the infringement on intellectual property rights issue as the company offering an unauthorized download services through its App Store.
“We want to keep tight-lipped on this case because, as we see it, it’s just a litigation in which we want to get compensation [for our product],” said an official from the Shanghai studio. “It’s a sensitive period now since Apple is a big multinational company and it is surrounded by controversies on its practices in China.”