Protect Against Copyright In China

Posted on 10/9/2018 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Zhang Wei, CEO of Imaginechina is appealing to other stock agencies, particularly editorial producers, to help stop massive photo copyright infringements by Baidu (Nasdaq BIDU). Imaginechina has recently won 38 lawsuits against Baidu over photo copyright infringements.

In recent years Baidu has profited significantly from photo infringements in its News Feed service. From its Q2 press release:
    Baidu App offer search and personalized news feed reaching 148 million daily active users globally in June 2018. Baidu feed continues strong traffic and monetization momentum. Baidu delivered a solid second quarter with revenues growing 32% year over year to RMB 26.0 billion (4 billion USD) and profit growing 31% to RMB 6.5 billion.
Baidu insisted that its Feed service complies with Chinese law and doesn’t require copyrights for the millions of photos in its APP, but Imaginechina sued Baidu on photo infringements in its APP service and won all 38 cases. Imaginechina has thousands more evidences. Unfortunately court capacity in China is limited and doesn’t practically allow us to sue Baidu in large quantity.

We would like to ask for your support to defend copyrights together. Could you help to join us in fighting against Baidu infringements?
    1 – Please email Apple Store to support our infringement complaints against Baidu.
    Email: NccFgberAbgvprf@nccyr.pbz
    Subject: Stop Baidu Infringements (ref#APP83837)
    It is important to ask Apple Store to stop Baidu APP downloads globally. It will reduce further infringements damage until Baidu is clean on copyrights.

    2 – If you would like to collect Baidu Infringements of your own content and launch complaints against Baidu to Apple Store independently, Imaginechina can help collect evidence for you. They will also send you the simple steps to complain against Baidu in the Apple store.

    3 – Please help to raise awareness of Baidu infringements and let more photographers, editors, media and copyright protection organizations be informed of Baidu’s massive global infringements.
Imaginechina is very grateful for all your support and partnership and will definitely continue defending all the legal rights of others in the industry as well as their own in order to build improved protections in the copyright environment. Please feel free to contact them for more information at pbclevtugf@vzntvarpuvan.pbz environment.

Copyright © 2018 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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