Record labels sue China's top search engine
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 07/02/2008 11:50
Three major record labels have launched court actions against three Chinese internet companies accusing them of building a business on copyright infringement. One of them is China's biggest search engine, Baidu.com.
Music trade body The International Federation of the Phonographic Industries (IFPI) said that it, Warner, Sony BMG and Universal have all filed suits against Baidu, Sohu and a company associated with it, Sogou.
The actions demand that the internet firms remove links from their services to copyright infringing material in which the three firms hold rights, the IFPI said. The cases have been filed with the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, it said.
Music companies sue China's Baidu, Sohu over Internet piracy complaints [AP]
Music companies have launched a new battle with China's Internet industry over music piracy, filing lawsuits accusing popular Web sites Baidu.com and Sohu.com of aiding illicit online copying, an industry group said Wednesday.