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Chinese firms ordered to pay fine for copying Cars

Published on: 3rd January 2017

A Shanghai court has ordered two Chinese firms to pay more than 1.35 million yuan in compensation.

cars480Disney and Pixar took the firms to court, claiming that the characters, titles and posters from local animation The Autobots were substantially similar to those from Cars and Cars 2.

The court agreed that K1 and K2, characters from the Autobots, were similar to animated cars Lightning McQueen and Francesco Bernoulli. The ruling is the latest in a slew of intellectual property wins for large foreign firms, who have complained about widespread copyright infringement in China.

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