JFTC Says DeNA Barred Game Makers From Rival Site

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT) -- Japan’s antitrust watchdog said Thursday that social-networking game maker DeNA Co. Ltd. had violated fair trade practices by forcing software makers to provide exclusive content on the company's platform.

The Japanese Fair Trade Commission accused DeNA in a cease-and-desist order of disconnecting software developers' Web links on its Mobage-town social networking platform when it discovered they provided content to rival Gree Inc.

Mobage-town, launched by the Tokyo-based company in 2006, allows users to post blogs, read books and play games with others using Apple Inc. or...
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