QQ Music Announces Business Restructuring, Personnel Changes

Chinese Internet company Tencent announced business restructuring and personnel changes for its QQ music business line. The company revealed that …

Chinese Millennials Targeted In Social Media Music Investment

musicChina’s Enlight Media will invest USD30 million to acquire a 20% stake in Coveredge (Cayman) Inc. Coveredge’s major product is …

Baidu May Create Online Sports JV With British Firm

Chinese search engine company Baidu is rumored to be talking with U.K. digital sports media group Perform Group to establish a joint venture in China. Perform’s core business is purchasing digital copyrights of various high-level sports events, displaying those events on online with its powerful digital editing capacity, and attracting money with its traffic. In […]

Alibaba Becomes Exclusive Distributor For BMG In China

BMG, a music business subsidiary of Germany’s Bertelsmann Group, has signed an exclusive online music distribution agreement for the Chinese market with Alibaba. Under the agreement, Alibaba will become the exclusive online distributor of BMG music and artists in the Chinese market. Alibaba will sell those products on its own platforms such as Xiami.com. In […]

Baidu Sues Qihoo 360 In China For Search Engine Sitemap Format Plagiarism

Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Company Ltd. is claiming CNY500,000 in damages as it sues rival Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Ltd. for for allegedly plagiarizing the sitemap documentation content and format of the Zhanzhang.baidu.com platform.

Copyright Problems: Xunlei’s Gougou.com Terminates Chinese Search Service

Chinese Internet company Xunlei announced that its search service Gougou.com will soon terminate operations.

Chinese Online Literature Search Service Opened By Cloudary, Qihoo 360

Cloudary, the Internet literature subsidiary of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, and Qihoo 360 have inked a strategic cooperation to jointly provide Internet literature search contents to Chinese users.

Chinese Companies Form Video Content Group

Chinese Internet video providers Sohu video, Tencent video, and Iqiyi.com have together established an organization named Video Content Cooperation to implement deeper cooperation in resource sharing, platform development, copyright protection and broadcasting sector growth.

360buy.com Opens E-book Service Today In China

Chinese B2C e-commerce website 360buy.com launches its e-book platform later today, and the new service will be further expanded to mobile devices in the future.

U.S. Elicits Open Technology Policies From China During JCCT

In meetings concluded last week in the central Chinese city of Chengdu, the United States and China agreed on a number of initiatives that may provide more fairness and transparency to foreign businesses operating in China.

360Buy.com Promises Chinese Writers Commissions On Book Sales

Chinese B2C e-commerce website 360buy.com has announced that it has launched a campaign starting from June 1, 2011, to return 3% of its sales of books to the original writers.

Dangdang.com Will Halt Search Engine Advertising With Baidu.com

Li Guoqing, joint president of the Chinese Internet shopping website Dangdang.com, has announced that the company will stop putting advertisements on search engine Baidu.com from April 2011 due to the recent accusation that Baidu.com is involved in literature and music piracy.

China’s Ministry Of Culture To Clear Illegal Music Websites

China’s Ministry of Culture has published a notice stating that it will further clear the Chinese online music market and shut down irregular and illegal music websites.

Shanda Literature Acquires Zubunet.com

Shanda Literature, the Internet literature subsidiary of China’s Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, has announced that it has acquired the Chinese digital periodical website Zubunet.com.

Chinese Internet Video Rivals Join Forces On Copyright Issues

According to local media reports, rival Chinese video websites Youku.com and Tudou.com have formed an alliance and jointly launched a new online video joint broadcast model, sharing the copyright of each other’s exclusive videos.

Chinese Websites Publish Internet Copyright Manifesto

Over a hundred websites from China have jointly released the “China Internet Industry Copyright Self-discipline Manifesto” in Beijing.

Youku Seeks To Destroy Illegal Online Videos In China

Chinese online video website Youku.com today opened its copyright identification management platform to identify and prevent the upload of infringing video content by Youku users.