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Apple facing court case over iPhone App Store policy

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Apple facing court case over iPhone App Store policy

iPhone 3G S manufacturer Apple could face legal action from a photographer who claims that the company facilitated the illegal use of his work by approving an app featuring one of this photographs.

Louis Psihoyos is pursuing a case against the Cupertino-based technology giant on the grounds that it approved the i.TV application, where the photo was used, for sale at the App Store.

The action poses a thorny legal question as to whether Apple can be held responsible for the actions of a third-party whose wares it has approved.

Mr Psihoyos is seeking damages of $2 million, having filed the suit at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York last week.

News of developments comes after sustained controversy over Apple’s iPhone application approval policy, which flared up again recently when a dictionary was granted a 17 certificate on the grounds that it contained swearwords.

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