Software Maker Files $2.2-billion Suit Alleging Piracy In China

Software maker files $2.2-billion suit alleging piracy in China

Santa Barbara's CYBERsitter says software makers stole code to create a controversial Internet filter. Seven computer manufacturers are also named. A Santa Barbara software maker has filed a $2.2-billion lawsuit against China, two Chinese software companies and seven computer manufacturers, accusing them of conspiring to steal and disseminate Internet filtering technology.

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    Cybersitter said its $40 software has more than 2.4 million active users worldwide. But in the space of months, the suit alleges, China mandated the installation of the pirated program on 53 million computers designed for home use and a half-million school PCs. The software was downloaded by other users 3,270,000 times, the suit stated.
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