China Mandates Preloading Legitimate Software

The Chinese government has ordered all computers sold in the country to have legitimate operating system software preloaded on them, in an effort to reduce piracy, according to a report Monday on the Web site of Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency.

The news comes on the eve of trade talks between the U.S. and China where intellectual property protection, including software piracy, is expected to be a topic of discussion.

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