Tuesday, January 3, 2012

China Issues Rules on Web Competition

From the article: "China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released new regulations covering competitive practices in the country's booming Internet industry, saying they will help protect the rights of both companies and users. The rules could help prevent poor business practices in what is one of China's more freewheeling industries, dominated by non-state-owned companies that sometimes accuse competitors of foul play...The new rules bar companies from infringing on the "legal rights and interests" of other online service providers, such as by "maliciously" interfering with services from other companies on a user's device...The rules also bar practices such as suspending services for a user "without a legitimate reason," changing a user's Internet browser settings without first gaining consent, or tricking a user into downloading software." Read more

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Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China