China News | Tencent Ordered to Pay Compensation for Copyright Infringement

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The Beijing Internet Court has ordered Tencent, a Chinese multinational technology conglomerate holding company to pay 10,000 yuan (US$1,538) to the Music Copyright Society of China for using music on its video-streaming site without proper authorization or permission.

In its ruling, the court asserted that Tencent used the music in cartoon series such as “Nine Sister” and “Calabash” on its online video-streaming sites without authorization.

The Music Copyright Society of China reportedly argued that Tencent infringed on the communication rights of the songs and refused to resolve the matter.

Tencent reportedly argued that the songs’ copyrights are unclear, and it operates as an online streaming service provider instead of an actual video content producer.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email:

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