U.S. Trade Focuses On Other Piracy Providers
December 21, 2011 at 6:17 AM (PT)
While BAIDU, CHINA’s biggest Internet search engine, was taken off a list of "notorious markets" that fuels piracy and counterfeiting of intellectual property after it agreed to pay content providers, a new U.S. Trade report cited other interests that continue to facilitate piracy, BUSINESS WEEK reports.
Among them are ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD.’s TAOBAO, CHINA’s biggest online retailer, the PIRATE BAY file-sharing website in SWEDEN and the SILK STREET MARKET in BEIJING.
"The notorious markets highlighted in this review negatively impact legitimate businesses and industries of all sizes that rely on intellectual property to protect their goods and services,” U.S. Trade Representative RON KIRK said in a statement. "We hope that this review will continue to yield the kind of concrete action from highlighted markets that led to the removal of several markets from the list this year."