The Wall Street Journal Reports:
So it turns out that maybe notÂ everyone in JapanÂ loves Apple Inc.
A Japanese consortium of book, e-book, magazine and digital comic publishers issued a stern rebuke of Appleâ€™s enforcement of copyrights on its App Store. The group said certain works by renowned Japanese authors Haruki Murakami and Keigo Higashino have been illegally scanned and distributed over the App Store.
In a joint press release on Tuesday, the Japan Book Publishers Association, the Japan Magazine Publishers Association, The Electronic Book Publishers Association of Japan, and Digital Comic Association said Appleâ€™s distribution of content that clearly infringes copyright is â€œillegal.â€
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A screen shot of an Apple App Store taken on Nov. 30 that shows one of the pirated copies of Haruki Murakamiâ€™s novel â€œ1Q84â€³ on sale for 230 yen. The app has since been taken down.