Santa Barbara Firm Claims China Stole Filtering Code

Santa Barbara-based Solid Oak Software, a maker of PC Internet filtering technology, is claiming that the firm's software code is being used by the country as part of a new program to force PC makers to install filtering software on all new PCs shipped in the country. In a report from the Wall Street Journal, the firm said it is looking for an injunction to prevent U.S. companies from shipping PCs with the Chinese software loaded. A study, released last week by researchers at the University of Michigan, found that Internet blacklists from Solid Oak Software, maker of the CyberSitter line of web filtering software, were included in China's "Green Dam" software from firm Jin Hui.