Thursday, January 07, 2010

Cybersitting Claims 2.25 Billion US Dollar For Allegedly Pirated Code in Green Dam

It was the Chinese government's plan to demand of computer manufacturers to pre-install this filter programme against pornography and violence, however after a public outcry this was not made mandatory. But it keeps coming back in the news. After Solid Oak, read here, who sent cease and desist letters to Dell and Hewlett Packard, because the filter system Green Dam allegedly had stolen code from them, it is now another US software company's turn: Cybersitting. The Californian company Cybersitting, is sueing Zhengzhou Jinhui Computer System Engineering and Beijing Dazheng Human Language Technology Academy and seven computer makers, including Lenovo, Acer and Sony, and the Chinese government, for pirating allegedly 3,000 lines of its code in the software of Green Dam Youth Escort. The case was filed Tuesday in the Federal District Court in Los Angeles and Cybersitter claims 2.25 billion US dollars.

Michael Wines with David Barboza contributing, wrote a good article about it for the New York Times, read here.

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