Sony Ships PCs with Filtering Software

Susan Hall

Sony has begun shipping PCs to China with the controversial Green Dam filtering software, not waiting until the July 1 deadline the Chinese government has imposed.


A Sony document shipped with it, however, says the company cannot guarantee that it's legal or that it even works, reports InformationWeek. In fact, it doesn't work on computers with a 64-bit operating system, including Windows, and the story says it probably doesn't work on machines running Apple's OS X either. Meanwhile, U.S.-based Solid Oak Software claims its code was stolen and put into the Green Dam offering.


Reuters has an an interesting story from a Chinese digital bazaar, where it finds the government's biggest problem with the Green Dam plan might be its citizens. The story quotes Yang Fuying, a salesman in the Beijing Silicon Valley Computer City, as saying:

We'll have to tell customers about the software, but I don't think it will have much impact. You can either tear it out or dump the disc. So what?

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