12 May '11, 5am

$BIDU China's Baidu loses copyright case: Report: China's Baidu loses copyright case: Report Straits Times - 5

Chinese web giant Baidu has been ordered to pay damages of more than US$75,000 (S$92,719), the maximum penalty available, to a literary website after losing a copyright suit, state media said on Thursday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING - CHINESE web giant Baidu has been ordered to pay damages of more than US$75,000 (S$92,719), the maximum penalty available, to a literary website after losing a copyright suit, state media said on Thursday. A Shanghai court has ruled that Baidu should pay 500,000 yuan (S$95 271) in compensation to Shanda Literature, a content provider website, for violating the company's copyright, the Global Times said. 'Baidu indirectly infringed on the copyrights of Shanda Literature as it did not remove unauthorised literary works from its website immediately after being informed by Shanda,' read the verdict. China's copyright law states that violators have t...

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