Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

Chinese Millennials Targeted In Social Media Music Investment

musicChina’s Enlight Media will invest USD30 million to acquire a 20% stake in Coveredge (Cayman) Inc. Coveredge’s major product is …


China’s Three Internet Music Providers Sign Mutual Licensing Agreement

Chinese musicChina’s Kugou.com and Kuwo.cn announced that they have reached a mutual licensing agreement with QQ Music to cover music copyrights …


Alibaba Becomes Exclusive Distributor For BMG In China

BMG, a music business subsidiary of Germany’s Bertelsmann Group, has signed an exclusive online music distribution agreement for the Chinese market with Alibaba. Under the agreement, Alibaba will become the exclusive online distributor of BMG music and artists in the Chinese market. Alibaba will sell those products on its own platforms such as Xiami.com. In […]


Tencent Announces Structural Adjustment Aimed At Animation And Film

Tencent Interactive Entertainment Group will establish a new animation business unit and a film and copyright business unit to enable the independent operations of those businesses. The new animation business unit will be responsible for development and operation of animation-related content, including planning, development and operation of animation products; creating and operation of animation content; […]


Trade Secrets Case Grows As Via Sues Asus For Damages

Via Technologies Inc. has filed a lawsuit in Taiwan to recover the losses incurred as a result of an alleged misappropriation of Via intellectual property related to USB technology. Via has filed a civil suit in the Taipei District Court seeking damages of at least NT$4.137 billion from Asustek Computer Inc. and its subsidiary Asmedia […]


Baidu Sues Qihoo 360 In China For Search Engine Sitemap Format Plagiarism

Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Company Ltd. is claiming CNY500,000 in damages as it sues rival Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Ltd. for for allegedly plagiarizing the sitemap documentation content and format of the Zhanzhang.baidu.com platform. Baidu said that its Zhanzhang webmaster support platform was formally launched on September 16, 2011. The Chinese search engine […]


Copyright Problems: Xunlei’s Gougou.com Terminates Chinese Search Service

Chinese Internet company Xunlei announced that its search service Gougou.com will soon terminate operations. The website’s notice stated Gougou.com will be shut down soon, at an indeterminate time. It also expressed its thanks to users and apologized for the inconvenience. However, the notice on the website was recently changed, stating that to coordinate with their […]


Chinese Online Literature Search Service Opened By Cloudary, Qihoo 360

Cloudary, the Internet literature subsidiary of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, and Qihoo 360 have inked a strategic cooperation to jointly provide Internet literature search contents to Chinese users. Qihoo 360 promised that its comprehensive search engine will put Cloudary’s authenticated contents in preferential positions within its search results, aiming to lower the ratio of pirated […]


Chinese Companies Form Video Content Group

Chinese Internet video providers Sohu video, Tencent video, and Iqiyi.com have together established an organization named Video Content Cooperation to implement deeper cooperation in resource sharing, platform development, copyright protection and broadcasting sector growth. The three parties will jointly purchase quality video copyright content in China and abroad. Meanwhile, they will share their existing movie […]


U.S. Elicits Open Technology Policies From China During JCCT

In meetings concluded last week in the central Chinese city of Chengdu, the United States and China agreed on a number of initiatives that may provide more fairness and transparency to foreign businesses operating in China. U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, together with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, co-chaired […]