Beijing Haidian District Court

A Copyright Case on C2C

Time of the judgment: Jun.16, 2011

Court: People’s Court for Haidian District, Beijing, PRC.

Judge: Li Dongtao

Plaintiff: Beijing Science & Technology Publishing House co., Ltd.

Defendant: Docin.com Century (Beijing) Technology co., Ltd.

Facts:

Dispute Over Online Forms: Online Forms May Be Deemed Copyrightable Works

By Dongtao Li, LL.M., Judge of The People’s Court of Haidian District, Beijing, China. (Posted on January 6, 2011.

This article was previously published in Judge Li's book Dongtao on Law.)

Copyrighting "ME": Copyright Issues Involving Commissioned Work

By Dongtao Li, LL.M., Judge of The People’s Court of Haidian District, Beijing, China.

(Posted on January 6, 2011. This article was previously published in Judge Li's book Dongtao on Law.)

A Case of Website Homepages: Website Homepage is Copyrightable in China

By Dongtao Li, LL.M., Judge of The People’s Court of Haidian District, Beijing, China.

(Posted on January 6, 2011. This article was previously published in Judge Li's book Dongtao on Law.)

Copyright Protection: a special case

A special case: the law is lagging behind the progress of technology?

 

 

Judge Li

This is a 1999 case.

The plaintiffs are six well-known Chinese writers. 

The defendant is a .com company operating a commercial website. 

In April 1998, the defendant uploaded some novels of six plaintiffs onto its website without their permissions and put a copyright notice saying “Copyright Reserved” at the bottom of every webpage. 

Translated Decisions: 

Civil Judgment

People’s Court of Haidian District, Beijing Civil Judgment

Case Number: NO. IP18 of 1999

Plaintiff: Chen Weihua, Male, and Manager of Beijing Rong Yi Da Electronic Ltd. Date of Birth: March 31, 1962. Address: Rm. 5-602, Building 5, Yanjing Dongli, Chao Yang District, Beijing. Legal Representative: Tian Yu, legal staff of Beijing Baocheng Legal Service Office.

Who is ALK

Who is “ALK”?

By Dongtao Li, LL.M., Judge of The People’s Court of Haidian District, Beijing, China.
(Posted on May 2, 2011. This article was previously published in Judge Li's book Dongtao on Law.)

The plaintiff was a computer engineer, and the defendant was a newspaper. 

Secret Website

The Secret Website, The Secret Infringer

By Dongtao Li, LL.M., Judge of The People’s Court of Haidian District, Beijing, China.

In this first instance case in the People’s Court of Haidian District, Beijing, China, the parties are arguing about the copyrights of a Chinese TV series.  The Plaintiff is a Beijing-based film company owning the copyright of the TV series Chongqing Espionage, and the defendant is a dot com.