5fad.com has issued a press statement about its ongoing legal dealings with Chinese Internet search engine Baidu.com (BIDU).

Wu Duanping, CEO of 5fad.com, says that the second hearing on the 5fad.com lawsuit against Baidu.com was held in the People's High Court of Beijing on March 3 and the court will make its final ruling by the end of May. Wu wants Baidu to stop linking to 5fad.com's pages and music downloads. Expressing wishful thinking, Wu says if Baidu's MP3 search engine service is ruled unlawful, Baidu.com's leading position in the Chinese search engine market may topple.

Yahoo.com China and Baidu.com have both been sued in the past for their linking services and their cases were decided by the same court in Beijing. However, the legal results they faced were different. Yahoo.com China lost, while Baidu.com won.


  1. Linking, that's what the internet is all about. Internconnectivity as the worldwide web is the true freedom the internet offers. Baidu.com like any other search engine should have the legal right to offer links to any legal website, … it's a service to all internet participants.


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