Sunday, November 16, 2008

MCSC music lawsuit settled

The Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC) and
Baidu have agreed to settle their copyright infringement
dispute out of court. Originally, the MCSC sued
Baidu in the Beijing Haidian District People's Court,
requesting RMB 1 mln in compensation for infringement
of its copyright on over 50 songs. The MCSC had held that
Baidu was violating its copyright by providing song lyrics
to web surfers. A spokesperson for Baidu claimed the
company was not infringing on copyright, and only using
Internet search and caching technology to provide a passive
search of music lyrics.

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