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Baidu sued over copyrights again

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2008 18:04 User comments (3)

Baidu sued over copyrights again The giant Chinese search engine Baidu has been sued again, this time by a local music industry group, marking the second time in the last month that the search engine finds itself in legal trouble.
The Music Copyright Society of China and one of its officials, Qu Jingming accuse Baidu of "providing music listening, broadcasting and downloading services in various forms on its Web site without approval, and through unfettered piracy, earning huge advertising revenue on its huge number of hits."

The group goes as far as to say that Baidu's piracy led to the shut down of many up and coming legal online music providers. The group filed the suit in Bejing Court yesterday and alleges that 50 songs were illegally traded. The group wants monetary compensation.

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3 user comments

12.3.2008 19:02

Baidu, again with the piracy! Shame on you!

23.3.2008 4:56

This sounds like "An American plan to bring democracy to the world". What wto sanctions have been threatened to get search engines sued?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Mar 2008 @ 5:02

320.4.2008 21:19

Seems they did not learn from the first time around.

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