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US Disney wins ‘Cars’ copyright lawsuit in China

 AFP |  2016-12-31 23:00:54.0  |  Shanghai

Disney has won a copyright dispute over a Chinese knock-off of its animated movie Cars, a China court said on Friday, a rare victory for a foreign firm in a country famous for counterfeits.

Bluemtv, which makes the Chinese cartoon The Autobots, and the film's publisher have been ordered to stop their infringement of Disney's copyrights, the Shanghai High People's Court said in a statement posted on the Twitter-like Weibo.

The court also ordered the Chinese side to pay 1.35 million yuan ($194,600) to Disney including compensation and legal fees, a microscopic sum for a company that opened a $5.5-billion theme park in Shanghai in June. 

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