Chinese court imposes over 600 million RMB fine and 9-year sentence on Lego counterfeiters

On April 22, the Shanghai No. 3 Intermediate People’s Court upheld a lower court’s ruling in a case of criminal copyright infringement involving Lego sets. The court imposed a fine of 600 million RMB on the defendant company Long XX.

China issues landmark ruling on copyright infringement involving AI-generated images

China has issued the world's first legally binding verdict concerning copyright infringement of AI-generated images, according to news released on Monday. The Guangzhou Internet Court ruled on Feb 8 that an AI company was guilty of infringing on copyright.

China’s copyright registrations up 40.46% in 2023

The total number of copyright registrations nationwide reached 8,923,901 in 2023, a year-on-year increase of 40.46%, according to news released by the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC).

Baidu hit with 64.5 million yuan verdict for infringing NavInfo’s copyright

The Beijing High People’s Court upheld a lower court’s ruling demanding Baidu to pay 64.5 million Yuan to NavInfo for copyright infringement and unfair competition, as announced by NavInfo on January 9.

China’s Beijing Internet Court rules on the first copyright infringement dispute over AI-generated image

China’s Beijing Internet Court has made a first-instance judgment on the first copyright case in the field related to AI-generated images. The Court found that the defendant’s conduct constituted infringement and must make a public apology and pay 500 yuan in compensation.