A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese karaoke firm that played its music videos without permission, state media said Oct. 18.

(AP) -- A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese karaoke firm that played its music videos without permission, state media said Oct. 18.

Warner Music Hong Kong won an award of 12,000 yuan ($1,500), the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The Kunming Intermediate People's Court in southern China ordered that Haoledi Music Entertainment immediately stop playing Warner Music's songs at its karaoke parlors across China, Xinhua said.

It didn't say when the verdict was delivered.

Warner Music Hong Kong also filed suit in Beijing last year accusing another karaoke chain -- Taiwan-based Partyworld, which has branches in mainland China -- of illegally using its videos.