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Minister: Consumers' rights to be fully respected in filtering software
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15:24, August 14, 2009

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Consumers will have the full freedom of choosing to install the filtering software Green Dam in their computers nor not; however, the software will be installed in computers in public places like schools and web bars, announced Li Yizhong, minister for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Li promised that the decision on how to install the software will be based on solicitation of various voices. In addition, improvements to the software are currently underway and it is possible that better software, if available, will be considered.

He explained that it is up to parents and consumers to decide whether or not to install the software which is offered when they buy computers.

The so-called compulsory installment, said Li, is a misunderstanding caused by obscure expression in the government document.

Li stressed again that the measure of installing filtering software in public places like schools is designed to protect children and teenagers by insulating them from pornographic information through the Internet.

By People's Daily Online

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