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China Punishes Baidu For Providing Illegal Music Search

     
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China Punishes Baidu For Providing Illegal Music Search [reuters.com]
China's Ministry of Culture will punish Baidu Inc for providing illegal music downloads, a move that poses near-term risk to the firm's soaring stock price.

Xinhua, China's official news agency, reported on Monday that the government will punish 14 websites that have provided illegal music downloads, including Baidu, China's top search engine.

Xinhua reported that an official said the websites continued to provide that illegal downloads despite repeated warnings not to. Details regarding the punishment were not released.