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China’s BaiDu removes millions of pirated works
April 12, 2011, 11:19 am
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 Answering a petition of complaints by Chinese authors, BaiDu Inc. released a statement announcing the removal of 2.8 million items from their online library feature.

The announcement came with an apology to Chinese authors and a vow to more aggressively approach screening material on Baidu Library and removing unauthorized work. A systematic screening program for uploaded content is said to be enacted in May. Baidu CEO Robin Li stated that he would shut down the service altogether if the situation could not be resolved.
Although 2.8 million items were removed from the sharing service’s “literary works” section, 1,000 items believed to be properly licensed remain available online.

Source: Find Law

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