Group of Chinese internet firms to sue Baidu over copyright violations

Group of Chinese internet firms to sue Baidu over copyright violations

Baidu-logoA group including Chinese Internet firms Tencent Holdings and Sohu.Com Inc  as well as a top U.S. film industry body said on Wednesday it is seeking 300 million yuan 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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