Li Jianmin, 43, had said there were at least 308 scenes in the film that were substantially similar to the concept and plots of two plays he completed in 2001 and 2002, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Li could not prove that his plays were completed in 2001 and 2002, nor could he establish that 20th Century Fox had access to his plays, Xinhua said, citing the decision by the Intermediate People's Court of Dongying, in eastern China's Shandong province.
The writer, who planned to appeal, had sued the movie studio, director Roland Emmerich and five Chinese companies that imported and distributed the film. He wanted the court to acknowledge copyright infringement and for the defendants to pay all legal costs, but made no claim for damages.
Fox denied infringing Li's copyright, Xinhua said.
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