Popular Taiwanese author Giddens Ko said Tuesday that he didn't pursue copyright infringement charges against Apple for approving apps using pirated content of his works.
Giddens Ko has refuted local media reports which said that he had decided to drop all charges against Apple after having met with legal personnel at Apple's headquarters in Hong Kong a day earlier.
Ko's agent and manager Molly Fang Hsiao-jualso clarified the situation Tuesday by stating that Apple has removed seven to eight apps with pirated content of Ko's works after their visit in Hong Kong.
Ko, author and director of the popular film "You Are the Apple of My Eye," recently told the media that he has been filing complaints against Apple for the past two years as several apps on the iTunes Store, Apple's app store, had infringed upon his copyrights.
Ko said he has also filed an application with the iTunes Store to publish an app he jointly developed with a publishing company to allow users to download 50 of his novels for free. But Apple declined his application, citing reasons that the description of the app was not clear and that it should be listed on iBook, Apple's platform for e-books, instead.
Ko's agent said Tuesday they are still in the process of negotiating with Apple for Ko's app to be published on the iTunes Store.