Chinese music industry groups file suit against Baidu

Two industry groups representing China’s local musicians and songwriters have filed a lawsuit against the country’s Web search leader, Baidu.com Inc, accusing it of copyright violation.The move signaled that domestic artists as well as international firms are disgruntled at the firm’s free music search service.Baidu, whose search engine allows users to listen to and search for song files for free, is taking advantage of China’s relatively unsophisticated music industry to boost its advertising income, Music Copyright Society of China and digital music distributor R2G said in a statement.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUKSHA8649720080229
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,142939-page,1/article.html
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6232379.html

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