BAIDU is Google's competition in the PRC. Isn't this nice timing?
What did I just say about 'all your IP are belong to China?'
In 2008, Baidu was sued for around $9 million by Sony BMG, Universal Music and Warner Music for providing so-called “deep-links” to copyright music tracks. A court has now ruled that providing search results does not breach copyright law, clearing China’s biggest search engine of wrong-doing.[From IFPI Loses “Deep-Linking” Case Against Baidu | TorrentFreak]
Can't say I'm very empathetic nor sympathetic about the MAFIAA going against and losing to the Chinese. If they want the WORST the United States has to offer, I say give it to them.
[this seems very apropo]