A Chinese court has agreed to consider copyright-infringement cases against two China-based Internet heavyweights that offer illicit music downloading, potentially pening Chinese companies to hefty damage claims they have previously dodged.
The music-industry lawsuits claim $9 million in damages against Baidu.com Inc., and $7.5 million against Sogou, the music-delivery service operated by Sohu.com Inc.
April 7, 2008
Chinese Firms Face the Music on Downloads
Wall Street Journal reports: