Baidu Attempts Mediation with Music Giants
From Forbes: China's Baidu in mediation talks with music companies
"China's biggest Internet search engine Baidu and seven global music groups agreed to enter into mediation on the first day of a copyright trial, state media reported.
The music companies including Universal, Warner, EMI and Sony BMG are suing the Nasdaq-listed Baidu whose MP3 search technology provide links to websites which allegedly allows users to illegally download copyrighted music. The companies are suing Baidu for allegedly infringing the copyright of 137 songs and are seeking 1.67 mln yuan ($ 200.000) in compensation.
Baidu has maintained it is not at fault as it merely provides the search technology and not the offending downloading service."
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