Chinese search giant sued over alleged video piracy

A group of Chinese Internet and film companies say Baidu allows users to access licensed content

While U.S.-based search giant Google has seen its fair share of litigation, its Chinese counterpart Baidu has not seen nearly as much litigation despite rampant copying in the Chinese online video industry. However, a group of Chinese Internet and film companies are moving to hit Baidu where it hurts: in the wallet.

The group of companies filed suit alleging video piracy against Baidu Inc. in courts around China on Nov. 13, according to a spokesman from Youku Tudou Inc. The companies seek 300 million yuan ($48.9 million) in damages.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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