Music industry allies against Baidu

Groups to fight 'incorrigible' Chinese search engine

SHANGHAI -- Music industry groups have called the popular Chinese search engine Baidu "the largest and most incorrigible purveyor of pirated music in China."

At a Tuesday press conference in Beijing, Music Copyright Society of China director-general Qu Jingming promised to use legal, business and administrative means to fight piracy.

Other organizations backing the initiative include the China Audio-Video Copyright Assn. and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, along with local and international record labels including EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music, Sony BMG and Warner Music.