Chinese Media Companies Sue Baidu for Piracy

A group of Chinese media companies accused Baidu Inc. of piracy, filing litigation that signals the maturation of an online-video industry where illegal copying once was rampant. A spokeswoman for online-video company Youku Tudou Inc. said the plaintiffs filed suit in Chinese courts against the country's dominant Internet-search company and a smaller site, seeking a total of 300 million yuan, or around $50 million, in damages.