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Tencent Wins Unfair Competition Suit against Qihoo 360

TechWeb, 4/26/11

The Beijing Chaoyang District People's Court has ruled in favor of Shenzhen-based internet company Tencent (0700.HK) in its unfair competition lawsuit against rival online security software developer Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU). The court ordered Qihoo 360 to halt distribution of its 360 Privacy Protector application, to remove the 360 Security Center, 360 Forums, and 360 Privacy Protector development team blogs from its website, to post an apology (also to be printed in the Legal Daily newspaper) on its homepage for 30 days, and to pay RMB 400,000 in damages.

Editor's Note: For more background on this topic, please see "Court to Hear Tencent Lawsuit against Qihoo 360" MD 11/04/10 issue.

Keywords: Internet security Tencent Beijing Chaoyang District People's Court 0700.HK Qihoo 360 QIHU law litigation penalty anti-virus

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