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U.S. removes Baidu from "notorious markets" list

     
5:21 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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U.S. removes Baidu from "notorious markets" list [reuters.com]

The United States has removed Baidu Inc, China's largest search engine, from its list of notorious markets for piracy in a nod to the firm's efforts to clean up its music offerings.

Baidu, which has been on the notorious markets list for years, in July inked an agreement with top music studios to distribute licensed songs through its mp3 search service, ending a legal dispute over accusations the company encouraged piracy.
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I was expecting this much earlier but ok finally they did it. I hope other countries would also take some serious action similar to this.
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Which other countries are you referring to specifically?
2:16 am on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Who are the remaining websites on "notorious markets list" ?
3:40 am on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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[ustr.gov...] (100k PDF)

Don't look at me. I'm not the one who put a literal space in the middle of an URL ;) That's the Office of the United States Trade Representative.


Postscript: Urk. I had no idea they'd gone and renamed-- or retro-named, can't quite tell-- Madras. I had to go look up "Chennai" to find out where on earth they were talking about. Oops.
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Thx lucy24
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baidu have make great effort,but in China,it is still notorious because of its ppc
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Well, the last I viisted Nehru Place in New Delhi, all I found was a few roadside 'vendors' offering a few 'pirated' CD's of Windows 7.. Not really a threat. There were also a few guys offering p8rn on the sly in the dark corners.. Not really a threat to Microsoft or others. Most big multinations including Samsung , Microsoft etc have legitimate distribution centers in the market. The rest of the market offers 'directly imported' Hard drives, computer peripherals, ink refilling etc..

The sale of 'assembled' desktops do normally feature a 'pirated ' version of Windows But with prices of branded PC's falling faster and faster and given the rising popularity of net books (as a cheaper substiture, for lower end laptops for students etc ) and cheaper tablets running on Android, the 'pirated' market is now getting a little 'uninteresting' for most buyers.

I see many people these days buying genuine OS and anti virus software off the shelf in many computer stores. This easy availability of software in small stores with good advertising about the dangers of 'pirated' software is a new trend in India and has given a filip to sales. I rememeber, how difficult and inconvenient it was to 'buy' genuine software in India , just 10 yers ago when only the big computer shops in big malls or stores stocked the software.

If only the vendors reduced prices of software a little more.. you could effectively see the death of pirated stuff atleast in the bigger metros in India.
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If only the vendors reduced prices of software a little more.. you could effectively see the death of pirated stuff atleast in the bigger metros in India.

I agree. As per Indian middle class (HUGE in India) economy/budget the prices are HIGH and they don't see any benefit over buying pirated copy. Also, most of them (non-tech buyers) don't know that they are buying pirated copy.
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they do drop their prices.....to the big box guys.

to bad they don't pass that down in OEM versions or something the consumer can buy.
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baidu have make great effort,but in China,it is still notorious because of its ppc

I agree with you, Baidu is always notorious because of its ppc,
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Baidu still has a long road in its culture.