Follow-up: Sues Over Reputation Assault

By Editor
September 21, 2009

Chinese video website announced that it has sued at Beijing Haidian People’s Court for Sohu’s infringements of Youku’s copyrights and harming Youku’s reputation.

Prior to this,, along with and Union Voole Technology Company, initiated an anti-piracy alliance aimed at video websites in China. said it would initiate lawsuits against major Chinese video websites, including and, and would ask for compensations of between CNY50 million and CNY100 million from told local media that as a well-know Chinese website and a Nasdaq-listed company, disregards’s legal rights and fair competition rules. Its spread of false information brings adverse impact to and severely damages’s reputation and enterprise image.

In addition, stated during its investigation and evidence collection, it found that many videos that were made by itself or co-produced by with its partners were illegally broadcasted on

Therefore, has raised a lawsuit against for the latter’s infringements of its copyright and reputation. It is undetermined what monetary damages is seeking from this lawsuit.

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