Baidu -Chinese Search Engine Now Offers Legal Music Downloads

China's dominant search engine Baidu announced a new licensing that will permit legal downloads and streaming music to millions of Chinese users . A recent NY Times report described the new deal that will change China's image for providing illegal downloads: The agreement between Baidu and...

Damages Reduced for a Second Time in Illegal Music Sharing Case against Minnesota Woman

As reported by the Duluth News Tribune , U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis has reduced the $ 1.5 million verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the Minnesota woman found liable for illegally sharing 24 songs online. The award, which was reduced to $54,000 or $2,250 per song, mirrors Davis' ...

Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP: Sentences of Pirate Bay Founders Are Confirmed, But They May Avoid the Brig

By Lisa Tittemore , Chair of the Copyright Practice Group T he jig is up for the brazen anti-copyright activists at The Pirate Bay. In April 2009, the men behind the once-popular Swedish file-sharing website were found guilty of violating Swedish copyright law. As we reported , the Swedish court's...