Beijing Court Rules Sohu Infringed Movie Copyrights – Geoffrey Fowler
From The Wall Street Journal:
A Beijing court’s ruling that the popular Chinese Internet portal Sohu.com Inc. infringed copyrights in posting U.S. movies online comes as China seeks to demonstrate that it can crack down on intellectual-property violations.
Sohu offered a subscription service through which customers could download more than 100 American movies. The Beijing First Intermediate People’s Court has now ordered Beijing Sohu Internet Information Service Co., a subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed Sohu.com, to pay 1,085,000 yuan (US$138,850) and publish an acknowledgement of its infringement.[Full Text]