Guangzhou’s Intellectual Property Court has issued an injunction to stop Bytedance-owned video app Watermelon Video from streaming shows that involve Tencent’s wildly popular mobile game, Honour of Kings, according to media outlet Legal Daily (in Chinese).

The injunction, which came out on Jan. 31, ruled that the three companies related to Watermelon Video—Yuncheng Sunlight Media, Bytedance-owned aggregator Jinri Toutiao, and Bytedance—infringed upon Tencent’s Honour of King’s copyright by broadcasting for-profit live video streams of the game. It ordered them to immediately stop any streams related to the game. This is the first injunction related to video game livestreaming in China.

A Tencent spokesperson declined to provide further information. Bytedance was not immediately available for comment.

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Tony Xu

Tony Xu is Shanghai-based tech reporter. Connect with him via e-mail: tony.xu@technode.com