Monday, December 24, 2007

Official reaction to the IFPI MP3 ruling is an official government publication. As
per them:

" The real reason of Yahoo! China's failure was not
because the website provides illegal MP3 downloading
links but because it did not immediately delete these
links after the record companies voiced their complaints
against its IPR infringement acts. This was against the
principles set up by the authorities."

So search engines have to delete links after music
companies complain of specific illegal ones, but
search companies are not required to police the
links proactively. Will gradually erode the dominance
of pirated music, without a major disruption to existing

The full article

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