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China's Ministry of Culture to Investigate Baidu MP3 Search

People.com.cn, 4/25/11

China's Ministry of Culture (MoC) has issued its "Notice Regarding 12 Illegal Online Cultural Activities," calling for the relevant cultural administration and cultural market enforcement agencies to jointly investigate 14 websites suspected of offering illegal online music services, including Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) MP3 search. The notice also calls for the investigation of 20 companies, including download accelerator software provider Xunlei and Beijing-based holding company Oak Pacific Interactive, suspected of engaging in illegal marketing and promotional activities on behalf of online game operators, and the investigation of 4 websites, including browser game operator Benteng Technology, engaged in unauthorized browser game operations.

Keywords: law regulation browser game Internet Xunlei Baidu online music Ministry of Culture Oak Pacific BIDU online gaming online search

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