Apple has been ordered to pay $118,000 to the three authors for copyright infringement, SlashGear reported Thursday.
Although the books were apparently uploaded by third parties rather than by Apple, the court ruled Apple had a duty to ensure the uploads didn't breach copyright regardless of who uploaded them.
One of the writers involved in the lawsuit was Mai Jia, whose works often appear on best-seller lists in China.
The judge in the case said the ruling should serve as a warning to companies operating online stores to take measures to see that their uploading processes don't create similar litigation.
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