Chinese Court Orders to Compensate Writer

A Chinese court ordered to compensate a script writer for lost income after the Web site sold romantic mobile phone messages he wrote without paying him, the writer and his lawyer said. The Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate Court ruled on Thursday that Sohu should pay writer Fu Zhanbei 100,000 yuan, or $13,000, for selling his work without permission and ordered the company to issue a public apology, lawyer Wang Zhan said.

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