Baidu, China sued in U.S. for Internet censorship

Posted in: Censorship at 19/05/2011 16:05

Eight New York residents sued Baidu Inc and the People's Republic of China on Wednesday, accusing China's biggest search engine of conspiring with the country's government to censor pro-democracy speech.

The lawsuit claims violations of the U.S. Constitution, and according to the plaintiffs' lawyer, is the first of its type. In an unorthodox move it names not only a company but also the Chinese government as defendants.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/19/oukin-uk-baidu-censorship-lawsuit-idUKTRE74I0QD20110519
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/05/19/idINIndia-57116620110519

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New Yorkers sue China over internet censorship
Eight New York residents are suing China and its biggest search engine company, accusing Baidu of conspiring with the government to censor pro-democracy content.

The lawsuit claims violations of the US constitution, and according to the plaintiffs' lawyer, is the first of its type. In an unorthodox move, it names not only a company but also the Chinese government as defendants.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/19/new-yorkers-sue-china-internet-censorship

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