Washington International Law Journal


Pengyue Li


Pengyue Li translated the court opinion.


On October 20, 2003, Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Ltd., Co. (“Baidu”), a Nasdaq-listed company known as the “Google of China,” filed a suit against its competitor Beijing 3721 Technology Ltd. Co. (“3721”) in Beijing Chaoyang District Court for copyright infringement and unfair competition. The case is regarded as China’s first copyright-infringement dispute involving website search-engine technology. Legal experts, the Chinese media, and the Supreme Court of China have paid close attention to the case, especially as it is related to China’s ongoing legislative effort to improve protection of intellectual property. The translation below is the appellate opinion in this case issued by Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court in April 2004.

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