U.S. Removes China’s Taobao From Piracy List

Published on December 14, 2012
by Paul Mozur

The U.S. removed Chinese e-commerce marketplace Taobao from its list of “notorious” markets for piracy, marking a success for owner Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. after it pledged earlier this year to work harder with the U.S. to improve the site.

In a report released late Thursday, the U.S. Trade Representative said Taobao, China’s No. 1 e-commerce site by transactions, had been removed from the site “because it has undertaken notable efforts over the past year to work with rightholders directly or through their industry associations to clean up its site.”

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