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Tom.com Sued By CCTV.com For Illegal Broadcasting Of Spring Festival Gala
April 28, 2009, 9:58 am
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China Central Television sued Tom.com

China Central Television sued Tom.com

CCTV.com, the official website for China Central Television, has sued Chinese Web portal Tom.com for illegaly broadcasting the 2009 Spring Festival Gala and asked the defendant for RMB 1 million in compensation.

The CCTV newtwork argued it invested heavily in the producing of both the 2009 Spring Festival Gala and the 2009 Lantern Festival Gala, which are the largest and most influential variety show parties for the TV station. Under the authorization of CCTV, CCTV.com enjoys the exclusive rights to spread the videos via the Internet.

CCTV.com states that Tom.com broadcasted these videos on its website without authorization and placed a large number of commercial advertisements on the pages of the gala feature.The case has been accepted by Beijing Dongcheng People’s Court and a hearing is ongoing.

Source:Chinatechnews.com

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