Baidu sued for online piracy

The internet companies suing search engine Baidu and software company QVOD include Youku Tudou and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).


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Reuters has reported that a group of Chinese internet firms, including Tencent Holdings and Sohu.Com Inc, has joined the MPAA in seeking 300 million yuan in damages from China’s Baidu Inc and QVOD for copyright violation.

The Joint Action Against Online Video Piracy in China, which also includes Youku Tudou Inc and Dalian Wanda Group, said that Baidu and others had been using an automated process to obtain content from the other companies, added the report.

According to Reuters, the case, if successful, could hurt Baidu’s business in the online video market, which was worth 3.25 billion yuan in advertising in the third quarter and is estimated to create 16.2 billion yuan in sales in 2014.



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