Enforcement of Software Copyright in China – Microsoft Corporation v. Beijing eFuture Technology Co., Ltd.
(Author: Bin Zhang and Na Sai; Source: Lifang & Partners)
[Abstract] In December 2012, Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court (“Court”) made a decision on the copyright infringement disputes between Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) and Beijing eFuture Technology Co., Ltd. (“eFuture”). Defendant eFuture was found to have infringed copyrighted software of Plaintiff Microsoft, and was ordered to pay Microsoft RMB 3,879,573 in total for the latter’s economic losses and reasonable expenses, and to afford all judicial fees occurred before the Court. This is the largest amount so far awarded to Microsoft by . . .
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