Sunday, June 15, 2008

More on the 5fad lawsuit

Chinese Internet music provider
has filed a lawsuit against Baidu at the
United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York.

Wu Duanping, CEO of said in a
statement, "This litigation will be a
cornerstone in China's intellectual property
protection cases." However since the case is
being heard across the Pacific Ocean in the
United States, it's unclear what type of
actions future plaintiffs can take against
companies that are not in some way based in
the United States.

The lawsuit focuses on copyright infringement
against, and the litigation seeks
relief against an ongoing infringement of
the's copyrights in a number of music
works. Baidu is accused of allowing Internet
users to directly listen to and download
copyright works via its website without's authorization.

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