23 September 2018

Baidu sued for 300 mln yuan over illegal video links, paper says

An alliance of online video providers has sued search giant Baidu Inc. for allegedly providing illegal links to more than 10,000 copyrighted videos on its website, and is seeking 300 million yuan (US$49.22 million) in damages, China Securities Journal reported Thursday. The China Online Video Anti-Piracy Alliance, comprising Youku Tudou Inc., Sohu TV, Tencent TV and seven other internet video operators, said it has prohibited Baidu from providing the unauthorized links which have led to the theft of their video contents. Meanwhile, Baidu said it has been promoting copyright protection and taking actions against piracy, the report said.

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