Chinese online streaming company Sohu TV filed a suit on Monday (October 8) against Baidu and Jinri Toutiao for storing and spreading a massive number of pirated episodes and clips of a popular online romantic fantasy drama series called 我在大理寺当宠物 (“I’m a Pet at Dali Temple” in English).

The Chinese streaming platform is requiring a total of RMB 10 million in compensation for its economic loss and demanding Baidu and Jinri Toutiao to remove and prohibit further sharing of the pirated content.

The Intermediate People’s Court of Nanjing has accepted the case, according to TechWeb (in Chinese).

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.