Beijing Court Finds For In Copyright Case

The Chinese travel website has won a copyright infringement lawsuit against Beijing-based travel search engine company

According to the decision from Haidian People's Court in Beijing, should stop its copyright infringement activities within ten days, pay relevant notarization fees of CNY1,000 to and post an apology on the front page of its website for 24 hours.

In April 2008, found that was copying articles with comments from in its hotel area. said that it had been encouraging its members to publish comments on hotels and these comments were arranged by, which cost a lot of time and energy. These comments had become an important reference and standard for members booking hotels and were valuable information resources of

After detecting the copyright infringement by, sent legal letters to the website on June 19, July 4 and July 11, 2008, asking the website to stop its infringement activities. However, only made some adjustments on the contents copied and did not make any rectification to its practice of illegal data gathering.

In response sued for illegally stealing hotel comments from its sites. The case was heard by Haidian People's Court of Beijing on November 12, 2008 and the court recently announced its decision that's activity constituted an infringing behavior and should post an apology on the front page of its website for 24 hours and pay the relevant notarization fees and litigation costs.