Apple has been ordered to pay three Chinese authors $118,000 for allegedly selling their eBooks in iTunes without the author’s permission, a court in China ruled this week.

Author  Mai Jia, a bestselling author in China, was among the authors who was not paid for her work.

Here is more from China Daily: “The cases were the second batch of lawsuits against Apple filed by the Writers’ RightProtection Union, an organization that safeguards Chinese writers’ online copyrights. The claimwas that the writers’ permission was not granted before their books were sold on thecompany’s online App Store.” (Via ZDNET).