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Music industry sues Baidu.com
China's top search engine Baidu.com has been sued by a local music industry group for alleged copyright violation, according to a statement released by the group.
On its Web site yesterday, the Music Copyright Society of China quoted official Qu Jingming as accusing Baidu.com Inc. of "providing music listening, broadcasting and downloading services in various forms on its Web site without approval, and through unfettered piracy, earning huge advertising revenue on its huge number of hits."
The group said Baidu's piracy forced legitimate online music providers to shut down.
Boeing delivery
Boeing has delivered its 1,400th 747, continuing a 38-year history for the jumbojet that has flown more than 17 million flights.
The 747-400 Freighter delivered Thursday at the Everett factory went to GE Commercial Aviation Services for lease to, AirBridgeCargo Airlines of Moscow, Russia.
Boeing says the 747 has logged approximately 89 million flight hours or more than 10,000 years of flight time. The airplanes have flown about 48 billion miles, the equivalent distance of nearly 203,000 trips to the moon.
Black denied appeal
A U.S. federal appeals court denied on Thursday Conrad Black's request to remain free on bond during the appeal of his convictions for fraud and obstructing justice, though the judges indicated his appeal had at least a chance.
The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit extended the bond of two other former Hollinger International Inc executives convicted along with Black in July, but did not tip their hand on which way the court may ultimately rule on the appeal.
"Defendant Black must report to prison on or before March 3, as required by the district court's order," the panel wrote.
Coca-Cola deal
The Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest beverage maker, disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing that it agreed last year to pay US$626 million plus the assumption of debt to consolidate its German bottling and distribution operations.
The Atlanta-based company had not disclosed the price when it announced the transaction on August 2.


Updated : 2021-05-11 18:49 GMT+08:00