Record Companies Look to Sue Yahoo China
July 4, 2006 3:16 AM
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Yahoo is 2nd largest search engine in China, but certainly not immune to litigation
The problems for Yahoo China are continuing to mount. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the organization that protects international music interests,
is suing Yahoo China
because the search engine allegedly links to sites that are hosting illegally pirated music. Unless the two sides enter negotiations and come to an agreement, the search engine company will be sued in as early as “a few weeks.” The IFPI claims that up to 90 percent of all music recordings in China are illegal. It is not publicly known how much monetary compensation the IFPI will be seeking from Yahoo China and Baidu.
Yahoo China isn't the only search engine company having problems. Baidu.com, the most used search engine in China, is being sued by EMI, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal, Go East Entertainment Co., Gold Label Entertainment, Cinepoly Records and Warner Music Group. The record companies plan to use a new law that became effective on July 1 which will fine the distributors of illegally copyrighted music and movies up to $12,500. In theory, the search engines will have to browse and confirm each video and music link is a legitimate, non-copyrighted file.
As mentioned earlier in the article, Yahoo has had problems because of censorship and what some have considered unethical practices in China. Yahoo is
reportedly the biggest censor in China
, according to Reporters Without Borders. However, since Yahoo is operating its business in China, the company must abide by all laws and regulations of China. The site
is also being accused
of taking part in getting a Chinese journalist jailed.
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7/4/2006 5:25:03 PM
> "No, actually it should be 12,500... "
I wonder if the toothless cretin who chose to downgrade my innoculous, but factually correct post has enough backbone to state his reasons why.
7/5/2006 12:06:51 PM
Most typo correction posts are downgraded to 0 or -1 as soon as the problem is fixed. After all, we don't really need to know that they made a mistake and fixed it. You can check all of my typo posts to see the same.
Personally I just email them. Although they probably get 100x more notification, they are usually faster to react. Plus, it doesn't create off topic posts about how much people hate Daily Tech because their grammar isn't perfect.
PS It wasn't me, I only down grade posts I think are unintelligent or wrong. After all, I keep it at -1, so I am going to read them all anyways.
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