US CyberSitter sues China for piracy over Green Dam censorship software

A small California company that was one of the first to bring an internet porn filter to market sued the government of China and several major computer companies on Tuesday, accusing them of misappropriating its censorship program for use in the controversial “Green Dam” project.The family-owned CyberSitter filed suit in the Los Angeles federal court, seeking more than $2.2bn – the $40 list price of CyberSitter software multiplied by the 56.5m copies of the Green Dam censorship software installed by June, according to the Chinese government.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3ad29902-fa81-11de-a532-00144feab49a.htmlAlso see:US company sues China for Green Dam ‘code theft’
An American company has filed a $2.2bn (£1.4bn) lawsuit in the US accusing Beijing of stealing lines of code from its internet filtering software.Cybersitter is suing the Chinese government, two Chinese firms and seven PC makers over distribution of China’s Green Dam Youth Escort programme.It accuses them of misappropriating trade secrets, unfair competition, copyright infringement and conspiracy.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8442771.stmCyberSitter files lawsuit against China over Green Dam [IDG]
Web software filtering vendor CyberSitter has filed a US $2.2 billion lawsuit against the Chinese government, two Chinese software markers and seven major computer manufacturers for their distribution of Green Dam Youth Escort, a controversial Web filtering package the Chinese government had mandated to be installed on computers sold there.CyberSitter’s lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, alleges that the defendants misappropriated its trade secrets, engaged in unfair competition, infringed its copyrights and engaged in conspiracy while distributing Green Dam. The computer makers named in the lawsuit are Sony, Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer, Asustek, BenQ and Haier.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/010510-cybersitter-files-lawsuit-against-china.html
http://www.pcworld.com/article/185917/.html
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/331390/Cybersitter suit accuses China, PC makers of software piracy
A California company filed a software piracy lawsuit on Tuesday against the Chinese government, two Chinese software developers, and seven PC manufacturers alleging that they illegally copied code from its Web content filtering program and distributed that code as part of a censorship effort sponsored by the Chinese government.Santa Barbara, California-based Solid Oak Software, which sells the Cybersitter program, filed the $2.2 billion civil action in federal court in Los Angeles.
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