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 Inc. infringed copyrights in posting U.S. movies online comes as China seeks to demonstrate that it can crack down on intellectual-property violations.

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 Internet Information Service Co., a subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed .com, to pay 1,085,000 yuan (US$138,850) and publish an acknowledgement of its infringement.[Full Text]

December 29, 2006 11:55 AM
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