Yahoo China Loses Piracy Suit

by admin December 21, 2007 at 9:21 pm

For linking to sites which facilitate piracy, Yahoo will face $27,100 in fines and be forced to modify its search engine.

Yahoo may have caught plenty of flak from Americans for its role in the arrest of Chinese dissidents last year, but as it turns out, the Chinese aren’t too happy with Yahoo either. This time, it’s over Yahoo China’s alleged role in helping disseminate pirated music in the country, and the company must pay thousands in damages.

A ruling against Yahoo was originally made in April, in a court that claimed Yahoo violated Chinese copyright laws by including links to sites with copyrighted works in search results.

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