– A Chinese court has ruled that search engine Baidu (NASD: BIDU) is not infringing the
copyrights of major record labels by providing "deep links" to
unauthorized song download files on third-party sites, TorrentFreak reported.
statement from attorney Sun Yan cited by JLM Pacific Epoch said that the labels lost
the case because they failed to identify the third-party sites hosting the
unauthorized music downloads.
International record label trade group IFPI
previously sued Baidu in 2005, but lost in both a lower court and on appeal on
charges that Baidu was illegally offering some 200 tracks for download.