The Sky Eye Check App showed that on October 27th,Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Pengtu Zhumeng Technology Co., Ltd., Chongqing Luming Technology Co., Ltd. and other two unfair competition disputes were made public. The courts of trial were both Beijing Haidian District People’s Court.
According to the judgment, the plaintiff Kuaishou alleged that the watermark attached to the Kuaishou video allowed video viewers to know that the video originated from Kuaishou, thereby increasing its market competitiveness. The defendant Pengtu Zhumeng developed and operated the “Watermark” app, and the defendant Chongqing Luming Technology Co., Ltd., Chongqing Shangqian Culture Communication Co., Ltd., and Chongqing Fubixing Technology Co., Ltd. have removed the watermark that is an important competitive advantage of Kuaishou through the “one-click watermark removal” App, which has damaged the competitiveness of Kuaishou. Infringement.
The court held that the removal of the watermark involved in the App involved in the case broke the relationship between Kuaishou Video and its author, thus affecting Kuaishou’s automatic watermark generation service with signature significance for its users, and hindering the normal operation of Kuaishou App. At the same time, the cost of short video infringement is greatly reduced, which will encourage and encourage short video handling and other infringements, and reduce the creative motivation of short video original authors.
The results of the two cases were that the defendant Beijing Pengtu Zhumeng Technology Co., Ltd. compensated the plaintiff Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co., Ltd. for economic losses of 250,000 yuan and reasonable expenses of 10,000 yuan; the defendant Chongqing Luming Technology Co., Ltd. and other three companies jointly compensated the plaintiff Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co., Ltd. The company has an economic loss of 400,000 yuan and a reasonable expenditure of 10,000 yuan.