(By You Yunting) Toutiao and its investors would never have thought that a bomb from traditional media would come close on the heels of the Toutiao announcement that it had secured $100 million USD of Series C financing at a valuation of $500 million USD. The Beijing News made a comment “Toutiao.com: Whose headlines are they?” to attack the copyright infringement of Toutiao.com. Afterwards, Toutiao instantly replied, categorically denying infringement. However, just as the trees may wish to be still, the wind doesn’t stop, Toutiao may prefer the criticism to stop, but the traditional media will not subside. Soon, the copyright infringement of Toutiao soon became a public focus, being the subject of a variety of media’s collective enforcement on the grounds of copyright infringement.
By Luo Yanjie
Recently, a reporter of TechWeb interviewed You Yunting of our website about issues of Apple providing infringing content as follows:
1, Lots of China writers have sued Apple Inc because its App Store violated their copyright; Encyclopedia of China Publishing House (EPCH) win the case and get 520,000 as compensation. How do you see this kind of cases? Can it become the flag case of mobile Internet copyright?
Personally think it is more suitable to say that it is a flag case for APP Store of Apple, the main significance is as follows:
By Luo Yanjie
With the popularity of the smart phones in the modern society, we have seen an explosion development of the mobile internet. And by some statistics, the data traffic of the mobile terminal has occupied 10% of the total on the internet, which has been taken as the most important growth point of technology in the coming several years. Meanwhile, the explosion also adds fuel to the firing copyright piracy on the internet, and the convenience of the network also troubles the copyright owner in the right protection. And moreover, it also puzzles the copyright the law application in the mobile internet. Therefore, in today’s post, we would like to share our opinions and experiences on the issue:
With the rising of the mobile internet, more imported games have entered into the boosting online game market in China; however, the country has many limitations on the game, concerning the gambling, virtual currency and other aspects. Once the games developed overseas could not meet the legal standard, they will get no license from the General Administration of Press and Publication of PRC (GAPP) and Ministry of Culture(MOC) for the game operation in the country. To bring the international game developers a closer and clearer look into the current law system on game in China, we will post several articles for the introduction to the laws and regulations concerned.
Recently, the copyright battle on the APP design between Netease (NASDAQ: NTES) and Tencent (SEHK: 700), two major internet companies in China, has been widely reported by local medias, and today’s essay is the digest of the news report and the comments from us.
According to the news of Sina Tech on 12th April afternoon (note: the link is in Chinese), Netease stated its news app has been plagiarized by Rencent and demanded the latter to withdraw the infringing app. It’s also mentioned in Netease’s statement that the Tencent News App for iPhone 2.0 version plagiarizes the layout, comment page, picture page’s design, including the app function and the appearance design.