On the afternoon of October 23, Baidu revealed to Sina Technology this afternoon that Sogou Company refused to perform the rectification requirements of the court after the final judgment and was fined 500,000 yuan by Haidian Court. Baidu said that according to the provisions of China's laws, the court refused to enforce the court's judgment, and the court may impose high fines on the company involved, criminally detain the relevant legal person and manager of the enterprise, and include it in the list of persons who have been untrustworthy. In this regard, Sogou has expressed different opinions on Sina Technology.
Sogou said that Baidu said that "search candidates" is a major innovation for Sogou to obtain faster information channels for users. The innovative technology that combines input methods with search engines has also applied for patents. The court also recognized that the practice of extending the functionality of input methods into the search field is itself technically innovative. Sogou is very cautious about the revision of software products. He has submitted a revised plan to the court and is actively implementing the judgment. However, in response to this punishment decision, Sogou has objections and has submitted a reconsideration to the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court. (辛苓)
The following is the full response of Sogou:
All along, Sogou's software usage rules are based on the principle of customer first, and are committed to bringing a better user experience, fully respecting users' right to know and choice, and strictly implementing the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's "Regulations on the Order of Internet Information Services Market" 》.
‘Search Candidates & rsquo; is a major innovation for us to get faster access to information paths. The innovative technology Sogou, which combines input methods with search engines, has also applied for patents. The court also recognized that the practice of expanding the function of input methods into the search field is itself technically innovative and one of the trends in the development of input technology.
The court's previous judgment showed that while retaining the innovative search candidate function, it only needs to strengthen the Sogou search identifier in the search candidate function, so that the user can clearly know that the search candidate is provided by the Sogou search. We attach great importance to the judgments of the courts, and we have been actively cooperating with the courts. Since the changes in software products require technical experiments, our entire functional modification will involve many details, which will involve the experience of hundreds of millions of input method users. In order to be responsible to the user, in order not to affect the user's normal use of Sogou input method, our modification work is very cautious. We have previously submitted a revised plan to the court and are actively implementing the judgment. Therefore, we have objections to this penalty decision and have submitted a reconsideration to the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court.
Finally, I would like to thank the media for their attention to Sogou. As an innovative company in China's Internet, Sogou has been focusing on providing high-quality products and services to users for more than ten years, and never neglects all legal-related product issues. We will return the support and trust of users with better products and services, and together with all parties to provide more excellent Internet experience for the majority of users.