Glenn Pudelka, counsel in Edwards Wildman's
intellectual property practice in the firm's Boston office, discussed how a recently launched online shopping forum by a Chinese search engine has been shut down within 24-hour hours after being caught up in a copyright storm in World Intellectual Property Review. In the article, "Chinese ‘E-mall’ Shut Down Amid Copyright Concerns
," Pudelka said, "Baidu can’t be surprised by the criticism the service has got and their statement implies they received some form of take down notice and were concerned it might spiral out of control. Services including YouTube receive thousands a day so it’s very possible it received hundreds within hours of launching." Furthermore, Pudelka added, "IP in China has been considered by some people to be somewhat of an oxymoron but the country is trying to change that view."