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Chinese Warez Websites shut ahead of Premier's US visit

In a major crackdown against software piracy and internet porn, China has shut down dozens of Web sites that carried pornographic material or offered pirated movies or online games.

This move comes just days ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao visit to Washington where he meets George Bush. China is also expected to release data on execution of specific anti-piracy pledges they made at the 2005 U.S. China Joint Commission.

In the past, China has made repeated pledges to crack down on violations of intellectual property rights that major trading partners like the United States and Europe say do not go nearly far enough.

Warez (pirated software) and Cracks are easily available on websites located in China but authorities have done little to combat piracy.

Though China blocks websites with politically sensitive content (Dalai Lama, Falun Gong or Tiananmen Square), it does not follow the same policy when it comes to preventing software piracy.

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Source: China Xinhua English | Reuters