Sony Settles In Cybersitter Code Theft Case

By Ryan Davis (July 13, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT) -- Citing a settlement, a federal judge in California on Tuesday dismissed Cybersitter LLC's copyright suit accusing Sony Corp. of selling computers in China that include Web-filtering software developed using code stolen from Cybersitter.

U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker signed off on the order after Sony and Cybersitter notified her on Friday that they had resolved the dispute.

Sony is the third computer maker to settle the suit, after Toshiba Corp. and Acer Inc. Cybersitter's case, which seeks $2.2 billion in damages, remains pending against the Chinese government and several other companies.

Cybersitter, a small California company, claims to have developed...

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