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Baidu sued for $49.2m for copyright violations

Updated: 2013-11-13 16:01
( Agencies)

Baidu sued for $49.2m for copyright violations
A file photo that shows different logo of online video platforms in China's video industry. [Photo / dfic.cn]

A group including Chinese Internet firms Tencent Holdings and Sohu.Com Inc as well as a top US film industry body said on Wednesday it is seeking 300 million yuan ($49.2 million) in damages from China's Baidu Inc and others for copyright violation.

The group, which also includes Youku Tudou Inc, Dalian Wanda Group and the Motion Picture Association of America, said in a statement that Baidu and others had been using an automated process to obtain content from the other companies.

Baidu was not immediately available for comment.

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