Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Big music labels sue China search giant

From Yahoo News:

"Three global record companies have launched legal proceedings against China's top Internet search engine Inc, accusing it of violating copyright by giving access to music files, an international music trade body said.

Universal Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Hong Kong) Ltd and Warner Music Hong Kong Ltd have asked a court to order Baidu to remove all links on its music delivery service to copyright-infringing tracks that they own the rights to, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said in a statement.

The claims have been filed with a court in Beijing, said IFPI, which is backed by global music industry heavyweights."

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