Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Music copyright society wins suit against Baidu

On February 23, the Beijing Haidian District People's
Court ruled in favor of the Music Copyright Society
of China in its copyright suit against Baidu's MP3 and
lyrics search service. The court ordered Baidu to cease
offering lyrics, including Baidu Cache snapshots of
webpages containing the lyrics, for the 50 songs named
in the lawsuit, and to pay RMB 50,000 in economic
damages and an additional RMB 10,000 to cover legal fees.
In the same ruling, the court rejected the Music Copyright
Society of China's other suits against Baidu. Baidu said it
would appeal the decision.

Source: Marbridge Daily

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