China’s Music Industry Warns Baidu Search Engine Over Piracy
Chinese music industry representatives Tuesday warned the nation’s top search engine Baidu that it risked losing advertising contracts over allegations that it allowed the pirating of music files.
“Resolutely countering Baidu, the largest and most incorrigible purveyor of pirated music in China, has become a common goal of the music industry,” said Qu Jingming, director-general of the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC).
NASDAQ-listed Baidu is already embroiled in a series of lawsuits lodged this year by MCSC and top music labels Universal Music, Warner Music and Sony BMG for providing music links they say infringe their copyrights.
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