No. 2 Intermediate People's Court of Beijing Municipality, Shanghai Push Sound Music & Entertainment Co., Ltd. v. Beijing FashioNow Co. Ltd., (2005) Er Zhong Min Chu Zi No. 13739, December 19, 2006

Document type
Court Decision
Holding that the Defendants, developers, and operators of the P2P website and client software “Kuro” liable under Article 130 of the General Principles of the Civil Law, in contributory infringement for intentionally providing assistance to the website users who shared and infringed the copyright holder’s right in its recordings. The Court placed a heavy emphasis on the right compilation and integration between the P2P client software and the system of selection, classification and categorization of the users’ shared recordings which the defendants operated on their website.
Topic, claim, or defense
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Lowest Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Weakens Immunity