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Beijing Court Finds Search Engine Baidu Guilty Of Copyright Infringement

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December 09, 2013 AT 11:00 AM
China's top search engine Baidu was found guilty of copyright infringement and ordered to pay $78,560 in damages to the country's leading video streaming website, Youku Tudou, for illegally hosting 18 Chinese TV shows for which Youku owned exclusive rights to broadcast online. The ruling against Baidu is part of a group lawsuit being brought by Youku Tudou, Sohu Video, Tencent Video, LeTV, the MPAA, CODA, Wanda Films, Enlight Media and LeTV Films. The group is seeking $49 million in damages from Baidu and QVOD, accusing them of disseminating more than 10,000 copyrighted videos and engaging in hotlinking.