Chinese Writers ‘Win’ in Lawsuit Against Baidu
A Chinese court ordered Internet search giant Baidu Inc. to compensate three writers for a fraction of the amount they were seeking for failing to protect copyrighted material in a widely watched trial featuring two of the country’s most popular authors.
The case, which included hugely popular blogger Han Han and novelist Hao Qun, better known by his pen name Murong Xuecun, was widely watched. But the outcome means it is likely to have little impact on the way copyright cases are handled, highlighting the struggles of both artists and Internet companies to control the rampant exchange of pirated content on the web in China.
attached to: Han Han