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Microsoft May Become First Defendant In Chinese Anti-monopoly Lawsuit

ChinaTechNews Reports: "As China's first anti-monopoly law went into effect on August 1, 2008, Microsoft (MSFT) has been targeted by Chinese IT companies for suspected monopolistic activities and may become the first defendant in a Chinese anti-monopoly lawsuit.

Cao Can, general manager of Evermore Software, told First Financial Daily that the domestic office software producer has been collecting proof of Microsoft's monopolistic activities and will fight against the U.S. software giant when the conditions are mature. Cao says his company paid great attention to the anti-monopoly law when it was still a draft, because the monopoly activities of Microsoft in sales and technology harm the interests of Evermore Software and restrict the development and innovation of China's software industry. The anti-monopoly lawsuit against Microsoft can send a signal to all the other multinational corporations that conduct monopolistic activities in the Chinese market.

Other Chinese IT companies, including Kingsoft, are also reportedly researching the new anti-monopoly law to see whether it is feasible to file a formal lawsuit against Microsoft. Some of them even say that no matter win or lose, they will definitely bring Microsoft to court, because according to the anti-monopoly law, Microsoft undoubtedly holds a monopoly in the Chinese market."

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Poor Xbots3420d ago

Poor Xbots

Poor Xbots, everyday I read and read so much crap abut M$. Poor Xbots, are you really that ignorant?

Poor Xbots

Zerodin3420d ago

You'll do anything for asians!

Viktor E3420d ago

It is no wonder Countries are suing them,the presence of their Flops on International Retail Shelves deserves Sentencing

silverchode3419d ago

dam viktor what happen to all your bubbles?

Bladestar3420d ago

lol! are we talking about the communist China? oh the irony! people there a blocked from websites and their information is completely filtered. Human rights are on the floor... and people are worth $0.01... and we are talking about monopolies!? why not fix human rights first....

microsoft should stop making software there...

They also do not enforce piracy laws and people can do wherever the hell they want...

http://www.newlaunches.com/...

"Microsoft spent millions of dollars advertising its next generation OS 'Windows Vista' in China, in fact the IT juggernaut threw up the biggest Vista Ad on the 421 meter high Jin Mao tower in Shanghai China. However after 2 weeks (Jan 19 to Feb 2) from launch Microsoft managed to sell a mere 244 copies of Windows Vista. Software piracy is rampant in the middle kingdom and a pirated version of Vista sells for a mere $1 on the streets. The following numbers are quoted by Windows Vista chief distributor in Bejing."

Microsoft should not event support the Chinese language in their OS. Brings 0 profits....

cahill3420d ago

is Eu a communist region too?

dont forget u owe China 2 trillion dollars which your govt took as loan from them

PoSTedUP3420d ago (Edited 3420d ago )

this "could" hurt MS if they lose.

the two trillion dollars has nothing to do with this though ya know.

they supposedly have evidence that MS broke a law in china so if they can prove that then MS is gunna suffer.

i hope MS wins cause i dont want this to be an excuse to why they lost the console war. i wanna see them win this because i want sony to bring them to their knees, not china. : P

AllroundGamer3420d ago

Microsoft should stop making software everywhere :D China starts it and other countries will hopefully follow.

yankeespawn3420d ago

What do you mean USA owes China 2 Trillion Dollar???

I never heard of this not even on news.

Also America is richer than China

PoSTedUP3420d ago

yea we owe china 2 trillion dollars, but its not that big of a deal cause we are paying it back ya know.

i dont feel like getting into this stuff right now.....

Zeevious3420d ago

China's citizens are worth $0.01 ???

Where's your link supporting this?
I've checked with the UN and they issued this statement:

"China has consistently valued people at or below the 'Dime a Dozen' mark."

This would put their rate below $0.01...less if a Bakers Dozen of 13.

Please let me know if the value of people in China has in fact increased! I need to finish a labor report for Nike.

meepmoopmeep3420d ago (Edited 3420d ago )

the US has one of the biggest in debt in the world

silverchode3419d ago

i guess this confirmes yankee and bladestar are ignorant.

Kami3419d ago

yes the continent of AMERICA is richer than china but not the US alone.

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RedVsBlue3420d ago

How the hell can Microsoft own a "monopoly" in China ? That reward belongs to Sony

Viktor E3420d ago

They think Japan and China are one

Ogrekiller3420d ago (Edited 3420d ago )

Sony doesn't
Please state in his post where it says that.

Zerodin3420d ago

Din din din din din din din....BWAAAAAAAAAAANG!
I have urinated in your caffinated carbonated beverage!

juuken3420d ago

...*hums People's Court music*

Viktor E3420d ago

"YOUR HONOR,WE DID NOT INTENTIONALLY LAUNCH A FLOP!"-Shane Kim

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