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Cybersitter suit accuses China, PC makers of software piracy

California-based Solid Oak Software, which sells the Cybersitter program, filed a $2.2 billion civil action in federal court in Los Angeles.
Written by Elinor Mills, Contributor on
A California company filed a software piracy lawsuit on Tuesday against the Chinese government, two Chinese software developers, and seven PC manufacturers, alleging they illegally copied code from its web content filtering program and distributed that code as part of the Green Dam Youth Escort censorship effort sponsored by the Chinese government. California-based Solid Oak Software, which sells the Cybersitter program, filed the $2.2bn civil action in federal court in Los Angeles. In addition to the People's Republic of China, the named defendants are PC makers Sony and Toshiba of Japan; Lenovo, Acer, Asustek and BenQ of Taiwan; and Haier Group of China, as well as Chinese software makers Zhengzhou Jinhui Computer System Engineering and Beijing Dazheng Human Language Technology Academy. For more, read "Cybersitter suit accuses China, PC makers of software piracy" on CNET News.
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