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Shanghai Court Announces Copyright Infringement Verdicts, 6/26/08

The Shanghai No.2 Intermediate People's Court has announced verdicts on three online copyright infringement cases.

Chinese search engine Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) was found guilty of a breach of reasonable standard of care in a case where the name of a transportation company, Dazhong Banchang, was used in adverts from another company. Baidu must run a public apology for 48 hours and pay RMB 50,000 in compensation.

Internet firm Wapu must pay RMB 200,000 to digital publishing company ChineseAll for using forty items of content regarding Internet and mobile networks without permission.

Meanwhile C2C e-commerce site Tom Eachnet was found not guilty in a case where a merchant sold pirated e-books via the site.

Keywords: Shanghai No.2 Intermediate People's Court Dazhong Banchang penalty law Wapu Baidu C2C ChineseAll content copyright e-commerce Tom Eachnet Internet Shanghai IPR infringement online search litigation


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