The plaintiff is Beijing iqiyi Technology Co., Ltd. and the defendant is Shanghai Kuanyu Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (the parent company of station B). The case will be heard on March 23, 2021.
Simply speaking, the reason for the prosecution, station B played the exclusive video of iqiyi, so iqiyi has reason to sue station B. But the reason why station B plays iqiyi’s exclusive video is because iqiyi’s second creation activity.
In recent years, iqiyi has broadcasted a lot of TV dramas, some of which have done second creation competitions. Among them, there are “sideburns” and “two happy lives” and other TV dramas. Before the TV broadcast, iqiyi did a series of marketing. One of the second creation competitions is to mix and cut the content of TV series. However, iqiyi required the mixed cut videos to be submitted to station B. However, shortly after the end of the TV series, these mixed cut videos were removed by iqiyi because they infringed iqiyi’s exclusive copyright.
Iqiyi’s operation is not very kind. At the beginning, I asked the up owners to make mixed cut videos. When the TV series was over, I asked them to take off the shelves the related mixed cut videos. And iqiyi do mixed cutting competition, not in iqiyi contribution, but choose station B contribution. It’s a mistake that station B didn’t stop iqiyi’s mixed cutting activities, so being sued can only be said to be asking for trouble.
Previously, iqiyi sued station B for “China has hip hop” program, claiming compensation of 1 million yuan for various losses, and finally received compensation of 53500 yuan.