Qvod Vs China Government: RMB 260 million Punitive Fine for Copyright Infringement?


(By You Yunting) Introduction to the Case:

Plaintiff: Shenzhen Qvod Technology Co., Ltd (the “Qvod”)

Defendant: Market Supervision Administration of Shenzhen Municipality (the “MSA”)

Court of first instance: Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court

The MSA filed a case with the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court, and claimed to cancel the punitive fine of RMB 260 million from the MSA. On 30th of December 2014, the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court held the trial as the case is still on that trial.


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: