By You Yunting
Taobao.com is the biggest e-commerce website in China, it is mainly engaged in platform providing rather than doing the business itself. Therefore, all the products sold on it were by third parties, and its platform could be divided into Taobao market and Tmall. In last month, Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba Group, published the annual total turnover of Taobao.com will supersede the sum up of eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) (note: the link is in Chinese). However, on the other hand, with the increasing of the transaction, the risk of intellectual property of the website is also growing, and in fact, we have seen it on the list of notorious market by USA government. In the mean time, considering the strengthened strike on infringements on Taobao.com, the website has been judged for joint liability in dozens of cases. Today, we would like to analyze the judgment of e-commerce’s legal liability by Chinese courts with 2 established cases.