Why It Is Not Easy to Combat QVOD Copyright Infringement?

By Luo Yanjie

Most right holders of video in China are unsatisfied with a company named QVOD (the “QVOD Company”). Because anyone can use the QVOD Company’s web establishment scheme and the QVOD (the software of QVOD Company) to build a web to stream videos for users, and it has resulted in the wide spread of pirated works, while the right owners could not find the owner of websites in their right protections. Then, by view of law, is the QVOD infringing others’ rights? And what liabilities shall it take accordingly? The following is our analysis on it:

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Analysis on Search Promotion’s Infringement Liability against Trademark and Fair Competition

By Luo Yanjie

In recent, 360buy.com, also called Jingdong Market, which is a famous online retailer in China, lost its lawsuit in an unfair competition dispute. In the case, another company called Jingdong Rubber registered the domain name of jingdong.cn, who recently found 360buy.com (Jingdong Market) will be on top of the search result of www.jingdong.cn, and right to the results is the link of “brand propaganda”. Then Jingdong Rubber filed a lawsuit against 360buy.com and Baidu (NASDAQ: BAIDU), accusing the defendants of unfair competition. After the hearing of the 1st instance, 360buy.com was deemed liable for unfair competition, yet meanwhile, Baidu was decided free of liability.

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