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China Green Dam web filter teams 'face funding crisis'

     
2:28 pm on Jul 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Reports from China say a controversial government-backed software project to filter internet content could be on the brink of collapse.

State media said the developer behind the Green Dam Youth Escort software had closed its Beijing project team because of a lack of government funding.

Its partner in Henan said without funding, its team would soon close too.


[news.bbc.co.uk...]

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7:07 am on July 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Ah yes, the Green Dam Youth Escort software. That was going to cause major problems for all PC manufacturers who wanted to sell their wares in China.

Here are a few threads we had on the topic:
  • China to require software on PCs to block sites [webmasterworld.com]
  • U.S. Company Sues China For $2.2Billion Over Alleged Software Theft [webmasterworld.com]
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