BEIJING-BASED R 2 G , a firm that helps music publishers track online piracy, said it will sue four Websites by the end of this week for offering cyber music services without a copyright. It's just another in a long list of disputes in the Chinese online music industry.
R 2 G said it will sue Nasdaq-listed Hurray Solutions, China.com, Any8.com and Eju. cn . R 2 G claimed each of the four provided 100 to 200 pirated songs on their respective Websites for users to download, which damages the interests of copyright owners: EMI and Universal.
"We will fight online piracy and create a healthy digital music industry," said Li Dai, R 2 G 's chief operating officer. "A lawsuit is the last but most effective way."
Previously, R 2 G persuaded Baidu.com Inc to remove about 3,000 disputed download links from its Website.