Thursday, February 28, 2008

MUSIC COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF CHINA SUES BAIDU


It's no longer just foreigners who are angry over piracy in China.

With sales of Chinese music plunging, trade groups representing domestic musicians, singers and songwriters are taking the country's dominant Internet search engine, Baidu.com to court.

The Music Copyright Society of China and China's largest digital music distributor, R2G, have filed suit against Baidu.com in Beijing, charging that the company has taken advantage of their industry's lack of technical sophistication to "stealthily provide unlicensed music streaming and downloading via its Web site, and thus earn significant advertising revenues via its massive online traffic brought about by its music download service."

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