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Baidu gets sued again by record industry

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Feb 2008 15:55 User comments (10)

Baidu gets sued again by record industry Despite being found not guilty in a previous case, China's most used Internet search site Baidu is in legal trouble again.
Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, and Warner Music Group have all sued the site again over illegal music downloads, deeming it a winnable cause after last month's ruling against Yahoo China. The companies are being represented by the IFPI which noted that the record companies had also sued Sohu.com, China's third largest Internet portal.

The IFPI has stated that China's market of legally distributed music files is a minuscule $76 million USD, less than 1 percent of the global market.

"It's a matter of great regret that, despite the clear precedent laid down by the Yahoo China judgment, those Internet companies are instead choosing blatant violation of copyright"
and the litigation that accompanies it, said John Kennedy, CEO of the IFPI.

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10 user comments

15.2.2008 16:02

Baidu gets sued again my record industry

"my record.." you mean "by record" ? :D

25.2.2008 16:02

The cycle will never end. :-(

Just remember to edit the title to "...by record industry" ;-)

35.2.2008 16:09
goodswipe
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Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
The cycle will never end. :-(

Just remember to edit the title to "...by record industry" ;-)
LOL, do you think he really needed to be reminded of that twice? ;0)

45.2.2008 16:24

thanks guys, title edited ;)

Now back on topic...

55.2.2008 21:26
varnull
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And what do the riaa/mpaa think they will do if China gives them the finger and refuses to play ball? Get the stoopid US government to invade???

66.2.2008 2:31

Originally posted by goodswipe:
LOL, do you think he really needed to be reminded of that twice? ;0)
Nope, I posted mine and right at the same time (at least according to the time on the post itself) Toppo posted his remark as well. I probably should have edited my post but its alright.

@varnull, it wouldn't amaze me if something like that happened.

76.2.2008 12:03

Originally posted by varnull:
And what do the riaa/mpaa think they will do if China gives them the finger and refuses to play ball? Get the stoopid US government to invade???
Nope, unless the riaa/mpaa can convince the govt that "copywrite infringement" is a form of terrorism, which actually isn't too far fetched. I mean, they can justify suing a single mom and take food from her kids plate. I see sanctions coming. Cus that's the easiest way to take food from people's plates.

817.2.2008 23:13

ah, but this commercial terrorism and it's quasi-legal position doesn't just depend upon the court system and "the law". Nooo, they are so uncertain that they exert pressure and lobby the US government to put pressure upon China to play the game the USA way.

Which president said, "The business of this country is business"? So much for its citizens.

Oh how i wish that China would just tell the US to go take a hike or sit on it and twist.

All over the world, the USA and it blood hungry vampires are trying to impose US law. And don't you love the way that they do it? Do what we say because we owe you more money than we can pay you back

92.3.2008 6:51

Good luck trying to stop 1 billion people sharing.

102.3.2008 10:04

Originally posted by borhan9:
Good luck trying to stop 1 billion people sharing.
That is a nice thought :-) Conjures up images of 1 billion folks ignoring and walking the recording predators into the ground. Gives me a nice warm "Fuck 'em" feeling. <Grin>

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