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Haidian Court issued a ban on the behavior of Sogou: stop hijacking Baidu traffic

via:博客园     time:2018/10/8 17:01:32     readed:80

After the case of the malicious hijacking of Baidu traffic by Sogou, the Sogou refused to perform the judgment compensation and apology after the final judgment of the Sogou at the end of May. Baidu has applied to the Beijing Haidian District People's Court for enforcement, and the court has accepted it. Global Network reporter learned that on the eve of National Day, Beijing Haidian District People's Court against Baidu sued Sogou browser malicious hijacking Baidu hao123 traffic, Baidu repeatedly requested but still refused to stop the hijacking behavior, the Sogou company issued a ban on the behavior, Ordered him to immediately stop the relevant hijacking.

It is reported that since April 2017, Baidu has repeatedly received complaints from netizens, saying that they use Sogou high-speed browser to access “cn.hao123.com” or “www.hao123.com” on the PC side. Tn=sitehao123”When Baidu hao123 related website, it will be forcibly redirected to Sogou website navigation product page https://123.sogou.com—— that is, netizens explicitly visit “hao123” website, However, the dog was maliciously hijacked to his website. In July 2018, after collecting evidence, Baidu filed a lawsuit against Sogou in the Haidian court, demanding that Sogou immediately stop unfair competition and publish it on the homepage (www.sogou.com)'s prominent location and important media platform for 30 consecutive days. Declare, eliminate the impact, and at the same time demand compensation for various economic losses totaling 5 million yuan.

After many requests from Baidu, Sogou did not stop unfair competition, which would cause irreparable damage to the legitimate rights and interests of Baidu. Baidu therefore filed an application for a behavioral preservation ban with the court and asked the court to order Sogou to immediately stop unfair competition.

As of press time, the reporter was informed of the latest progress of the case: Sogou confirmed that it has received the relevant ban,

According to the court's behavior preservation ban, the relevant behavior was stopped and a reconsideration was filed with the Haidian District People's Court.

In fact, the traffic hijacking dispute between Sogou and Baidu began in 2014. Some netizens found that when using the Sogou input method to search for text in the Baidu search box, the Sogou input method will automatically pop up the drop-down prompts related to the search keywords. If the Internet user clicks on any of the drop-down prompts, they will be ignorant. In the state, it is automatically jumped and switched to the relevant search results page of Sogou.

In this regard, Baidu believes that Sogou’s violation of fair, honest and trustworthy business ethics has seriously interfered with the normal use of Baidu search by netizens and infringed on Baidu’s rights and interests, and therefore brought it to court.

In 2015, Haidian Court held that the hijacking behavior of Sogou had constituted unfair competition, ordered Sogou to immediately stop the hijacking, publicly apologize on the homepage of the website, and compensate Baidu for economic losses of 500,000 yuan. Sogou refused to accept the first-instance judgment and appealed again. On May 25, 2018, the court made a final judgment and upheld the original judgment of the first instance.

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