Fair Trade Commission

  1. Yahoo Japan-Google Deal Gets Regulatory Green Light

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Japan's anti-monopoly watchdog gave the official go-ahead on Thursday (Dec. 2) to a search-engine alliance between Yahoo Japan Corp and Google Inc that had been questioned by competitors. Yahoo Japan, the nation's top Internet portal, ha ...

  2. Japanese Labels Deny Master-Ringtone Monopoly

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Four Japanese labels have filed lawsuits seeking nullification of a July 24 ruling by the government's Fair Trade Commission that they violated the Antimonopoly Law by allegedly preventing other companies from entering the master-ringtone bus ...

  3. Japan's FTC Raids JASRAC HQ

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Officials from the Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission have reportedly raided the Tokyo headquarters of local authors' society JASRAC. Reports suggest the Wednesday raid was based on suspicions that the society had violated the A ...

  4. South Korea's FTC Orders 'Melon' To Open Up

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST South Korea's Fair Trade Commission on Dec. 20 fined SK Telecom, the nation's leading mobile phone carrier, for using its market dominance to overly restrict its music-downloading and streaming service. The governmental antitrust regulat ...

  5. Toshiba-EMI To Comply With Order On Ringtones

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toshiba-EMI announced April 18 that it will comply with an order from the Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission to stop its alleged monopolization of master-ringtone distribution with four other TOKYO -- Toshiba-EMI announced April 18 t ...

  6. Toshiba-EMI To Comply With Order On Ringtones

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels are accused of monopolizing distribution. Toshiba-EMI announced April 18 that it will comply with an order from the Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission to stop its alleged monopolization of master-ringtone distribution with fou ...

  7. Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission on March 24 accused five local record companies of monopolizing the distribution of master ringtones, which it refers to as ringtunes. TOKYO -- The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commissi ...

  8. Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission today (March 24) accused five local record companies of monopolizing the distribution of ringtunes, otherwise known as master ringtones. The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission toda ...

  9. Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Regulator claims monopolization of ringtunes. The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission today (March 24) accused five local record companies of monopolizing the distribution of ringtunes, otherwise known as master ringtones. The regulat ...

  10. Taiwan Fines Nike For Short Jordan Appearance

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan slapped a T$1 million ($30,000) fine on Nike Inc. on Oct. 21 over a 90-second appearance by basketball legend Michael Jordan that the sports-gear giant had said would be a one-hour show. TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan slapped a T$1 million ($30 ...

  11. Japanese Government Suspects Ringtune Antitrust Violations

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several Japanese record companies are being investigated by the Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission on suspicion of antitrust violations. TOKYO -- Several Japanese record companies are being investigated by the Japanese government ...

  12. Japanese Record Companies Raided Over Ring Tunes

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission searched the offices of several Japanese record companies today (Aug. 26) on suspicion of violating antitrust laws. The commission was following-up on a The Japanese government's Fair Trade ...