Baidu, Sohu And Yahoo China Face New Wave Of Music Lawsuits

The music industry is turning up the legal heat on Chinese websites it reckons are flouting its IP. First, Universal, Sony (NYSE: SNE) BMG and Warner have filed suit against Baidu, China’s biggest web portal, demanding it remove links to music files around the web. Second, Hong Kong-based EMI spin-off Gold Label Entertainment joins the trio for similar action against Sohu and its Sogou multimedia search site. And third, labels say Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) China “has still not complied” with the Beijing Higher People