Sony, Warner, EMI Sue Baidu Over Free Music Downloads
From Bloomberg: Sony, Warner, EMI Sue Baidu Over Free Music Downloads
"Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group Corp., EMI Group Plc and Universal Music Group are suing Baidu.com Inc., China's most-used Internet search engine, for allowing free downloads of their music."
"Restrictions on Baidu's services would make it more difficult for the Beijing-based company to maintain its lead in China over Google Inc., the world's biggest search engine company. (...) "About 28 percent of Baidu.com's traffic are users of the MP3 service, so if the company loses that service, it will hurt them,'' said Edward Yu, chief executive of Beijing-based technology research firm Analysys International."
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