Beijing Morning Post, 2/12/11
Chinese actress Zhan Yi recently filed a suit against Alibaba Group subsidiary Beijing Alibaba Information Technology, demanding RMB 40,000 in compensation for defamation and IP violations involving photographs of the actress that appeared on the Alibaba-operated Yahoo News website. The Chaoyang District People's Court in Beijing will be hearing the case.
According to Zhan, while reading Yahoo! News on May 16, 2010, she discovered a story titled "Escort Angels of Beijing" which made use of photographs of her.
Alibaba's legal department commented that they were still not clear on the details of the case as they had not yet been served legal notice of the suit.