TRILLER對TIKTOK提起專利侵權訴訟

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  • TRILLER對TIKTOK提起專利侵權訴訟

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    ◎TikTok競爭對手Triller,已對TikTok提侵犯專利權訴訟。該訴訟案同時控告ByteDance和TikTok,聲稱他們侵犯了美國專利號9,691,429,名為“用於創建與音軌同步的音樂視頻的系統和方法”。
    ◎根據投訴,TikTok侵犯了一項功能,該功能允許用戶在使用單個音軌時,將多個視頻拼接在一起。投訴說,該功能是TikTok的綠屏視頻效果,已於大約2019年12月11日推出,允許用戶拍攝與音軌同步的多段視頻。Triller已於7月29日在德州提起訴訟。
    ◎據了解,總部位於洛杉磯的Triller正在籌集2億至3億美元推動擴張,同時,也開始鎖定挖角TikTok上的網紅到自家平台。日前有人宣布,擁有超過2000萬追隨者的TikTok網紅(Josh Richards)將離開平台,以投資者和首席戰略官的身份加入Triller。
    ◎在印度禁止TikTok之後,Triller宣布它已成為市場上照片和視頻類別中排名第一的iOS應用程式。Triller聲稱,6月份在全球每月有5000萬活躍用戶,超越TikTok。

    詳細內文:

    It may surprise some people to know that TikTok competitor Triller was released before ByteDance’s app.
    But that’s an important fact to consider today as we learn that the latter, US based, video sharing app has sued Chinese-owned rival TikTok for patent infringement.
    The suit names both ByteDance and TikTok and alleges that they have infringed U.S. Patent No. 9,691,429 titled, “Systems and methods for creating music videos synchronized with an audio track”.
    According to the complaint, obtained by MBW, TikTok infringed on a feature that allows users to stitch multiple videos together while using a single audio track.
    The feature in question, TikTok’s “Green Screen Video” effect, was introduced “on or about December 11, 2019 and “allows users to shoot multiple video takes synchronized to an audio track” according to the complaint.
    The 19-page legal document, which you can read in full here here, was filed in Texas yesterday (July 29).
    And that’s not all…
    According to Triller CEO Mike Lu, the company was “shocked to learn” that TikTok is allegedly “using their influencer funds to pay influencers to actually not post on Triller”, which he suggests is a “serious anti trust violation” and that the complaint will be amended shortly to include this allegation.
    “WE WERE SHOCKED TO LEARN TIKTOK IS ACTUALLY USING THEIR INFLUENCER FUNDS TO PAY INFLUENCERS TO ACTUALLY NOT POST ON TRILLER, IN FACT TO PROHIBIT ANY POSTING ON TRILLER.”
    MIKE LU
    Said Mike Lu: “We were shocked to learn TikTok is actually using their influencer funds to pay influencers to actually not post on Triller, in fact to prohibit any posting on Triller.
    “It’s neither ethical nor legal in our opinion. If every $200bn company could just pay their customers to not join a startup competitor entrepreneurship in America would die and no new companies could ever exist.
    “We will be amending our complaint shortly to include this serious anti trust violation.”
    Triller, in which all three major music companies own stakes, has previously raised over $37m.
    Its last major funding round came in October last year, when it raised $28m.
    Yesterday we learnt that Los Angeles-based Triller is raising between $200m and $300m to fuel its expansion, just as it starts locking in deals to transfer over major TikTok influencers to its platform.
    Earlier this week, it was announced that Josh Richards, a TikTok influencer with over 20m followers, was leaving the Bytedance-owned platform to join Triller as an investor and as Chief Strategy Officer.
    Earlier this month, following a ban of TikTok in India, Triller announced it had become the No.1 iOS app in the Photo & Video category in the market.
    Triller says that, in June, it hit 50 million monthly active users around the world, “surpassing TikTok’s user count when it was sold to ByteDance for $1 billion in 2017″

     

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