Beijing-based R 2 G , a firm that helps music publishers track online piracy, will sue four websites by the end of this week alleging they offer music download services in violation of copyright laws, the Shanghai Daily reported citing R 2G 's chief executive.
R 2 G said it will sue Nasdaq-listed Hurray Solutions, China.com, Any8.com and Eju.cn.
' 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.'
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 BMG and Universal.
R 2 G earlier persuaded Baidu.com Inc to remove about 3,000 disputed download links from its website.