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First Anti-Trust Trial of Internet Company Ends with Dismissal

10-26 14:01 Caijing

Full article in Chinese: http://www.caijing.com.cn/2009-10-23/110291885.html

» The first anti-trust trial regarding online businesses ended on Oct. 23 in Shanghai, with the case dismissed. Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA) was accused of abusing its dominancy in the market.
» Beijing Shusheng Electronics Co. Ltd. brought a suit against SNDA, claiming the latter abused its dominancy by forcing a novelist to stop serializing his novel on a Web site owned by Shusheng.
» The focus was on whether SNDA had abused its dominancy on the market, which the plaintiff failed to prove, according to the court.
» Since the introduction of a new anti-trust regime in China in 2008, cases have been filed against companies including China Mobile, China Netcom and Baidu.
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