Chinese online streaming company Sohu TV filed a suit against Baidu and Jinri Toutiao for copyright infringement. The company claims that the suit is for storing and spreading multiple pirated episodes and clips of a popular online romantic fantasy drama series “I’m a Pet at Dali Temple” in English.
Sohu TV alleged that Beijing Baidu Network Technology Co., Ltd., the operator of cloud service Baidu Wangpan, knowingly allowed users to upload, store, share, and download pirated content without its authorization. Jinri Toutiao, on the other hand, is accused of allowing clips of the popular Chinese drama to be streamed on the platforms that it operates.
The Chinese streaming platform has sought CNY 10 million in compensation for its economic loss and demanded Baidu and Jinri Toutiao to remove and prohibit further sharing of the pirated content. The Intermediate People’s Court of Nanjing has accepted the case.