China’s Baidu to shut online literature forum to fight piracy

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China’s search engine Baidu will gradually close its online literature forum over concerns of piracy amid government’s move to launch crackdown on illegal copying of online texts, state media reported today.

Baidu has set up two channels to accept tip-offs from the public, saying it will remove pirated content within 12 hours from Baidu Tieba, the largest Chinese communication platform, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

Baidu’s move came in response to Xinhua’s reports in late March accusing Baidu Tieba of being the biggest source of pirated literature online.

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Author: Zafar Anjum

I am a writer based in Singapore.

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