Internet Copyright Law 2006 Difference Between Winning (Baidu) And Losing (Yahoo China)?

Although both and Yahoo China basically provided deep links to pirated mp3’s, Baidu won in court, while Yahoo China lost. What are the differences? 7 (minus EMI) IFPI members versus Wang Hongjiang of Xinhua reports about a group of record companies who lost again a lawsuit against (a Chinese search engine and […]

Alibaba and the IP Thieves; Domain Name, Trademark and Copyright Disputes

Cherry Zhang of Pacific Epoch wrote:“Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is in a trademark war with Beijing-based software company Beijing Zhengpu Technology to register the “Alibaba” name in China, reports Sohu. Alibaba originally applied for the trademark from China’s State Administration of Industry & Commerce (SAIC) on January 14, 2002, while Zhengpu applied for the name […]

Yahoo! China Ruling Shows Responsibility Sites For Removing Infringing Material

Remember the story about the allegations of copyright infringements (mp3 and ringtones) against Yahoo! China by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), in March, 2006? Read here. The case was heard by the Beijing No.2 Intermediate People’s Court on 10th April 2007. The judgement was delivered on 24th April 2007. IFPI filed 11 […]

Alibaba Sued By Music Companies Over Yahoo! China’s Alleged Copyright Infringements

Li Xinran of the Shanghai Daily reports about Alibaba, operator of Yahoo China (in 2005 Alibaba bought Yahoo! China, then Yahoo! bought 40 percent of Alibaba) , who has been sued by eleven music companies, because Yahoo! China allegedly provided lyrics, mobile phone ring tones based on the songs and enticed users to download or […]