Chinese Web Encyclopedia Seeks Baidu Antitrust Probe

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 5:38 PM EST) -- A Chinese online encyclopedia said Wednesday that it wanted Chinese antitrust officials to investigate Baidu Inc. for abusing its dominance in the Internet search market.

Hudong, a Wikipedia-style online database, filed an application with China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce, asking the regulator to fine Baidu 790 million yuan ($120.3 million) for keeping the encyclopedia's pages from showing up high in the search engine's rankings.

Baidu has either been blocking Hudong's pages from searches or demoting its rankings in order to boost the search giant's...
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