This past holiday season has proved that that checking the list twice paid off.
The U.S. Government has removed Baidu from its Naughty List.
See my previous posts for more information on the Naughty List and Baidu.
It seems that Baidu’s efforts to clean up music piracy on its website contributed to the removal from the government’s list. Baidu entered into a license agreement with recording companies which according to reports included a royalty payment system.
The influence of the Recording Industry cannot be underestimated if Baidu can be removed from the government’s notorious list by reaching a settlement with music companies.