IT House May 12th News According to Haidian Court Network News, because of the beliefAfter installing the “Purification Master"App, users can completely skip the ads in "Sohu Video"This behavior has caused huge losses to it. Beijing Sohu Internet Information Service Co., Ltd. will use the unfair competition dispute as the "cleaning master", the app operator Guangzhou Yunxun Information Technology Co., Ltd. and the software promotion platform operator Dalian Century Kunpeng Technology Co., Ltd. appealed to the court and requested the second defendant to immediately stop the relevant unfair competition and compensate the economic loss of 2 million yuan. A few days ago, Haidian Court accepted the case.
The plaintiff Sohu Company claims that it is the owner and operator of Sohu Video Network and the corresponding versions of Sohu video client, because “Sohu Video” is committed to providing users with a large number of free genuine video programs in order to maintain the normal operation of the website. As well as paying high copyright fees for genuine video programs, there are two main sources of revenue sources for Sohu Video & rdquo;:One is to show the user a small, short-time advertisement on the website, in the app, and before playing the video program.This part of the advertising time can be ignored compared to the video duration, and will not adversely affect the user, which will charge the advertising fee accordingly; second, the user pays to watch the video program without video advertisement, that is, the user pays the fee to open the member. , watching video shows without video ads, as a supplement to the inability to get paid for advertising. These two income source models are also the usual business model of domestic genuine video websites.
The plaintiff discovered through investigation that Guangzhou Yunxun Information Technology Co., Ltd., in its own name, provides Internet users with the development and operation of its “Deep Purification Master” App in its own name, and is also operated by Dalian Century Pengpeng Technology Co., Ltd. ; kingroot” Android software will automatically install the "purification master" software when the system is cleaned, no need to download. After installing the “Purification Master”, users can skip the “pre-release, paused ads and other ads in the “Sohu Video” program. After its inquiry,Under the premise of not fully counting the domestic Android market downloads, the software has been downloaded more than 900 million times.
The plaintiff, Sohu, believes that this behavior is extremely bad and has caused huge losses to it, which is unfair competition. In addition, “Purification Master” is also a built-in function of “kingroot” software, so “kingroot” also constitutes unfair competition. Therefore, the second was told to the court.
At present, the case is under further investigation.