Ca. AG sues clothing makers over pirate software
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's top prosecutor is suing clothing manufacturers based in India and China for allegedly using pirated software, giving them an unfair advantage over American companies.
In a suit filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, California Attorney General Kamala Harris alleges Pratibha Syntex Ltd. of India and Ningbo Beyond Home Textile Co. Ltd. of China didn't pay licensing fees for software products from Adobe, Microsoft, Symantec and others.
The companies export men's, women's and children's clothing into California.
California's apparel manufacturers are largely based in Los Angeles County and employed more than 580,000 people last year.
Harris spokeswoman Lynda Gledhill says the defendants don't have representation in the U.S., to her knowledge.
Emails seeking comment from the companies' headquarters overseas were not immediately returned Thursday afternoon.
Business Photo Galleriesview all
- 73942Oklahoma tornadoes: 'It took it all'
- 30870Oklahoma Severe Storm Updates
- 27865Oklahoma weather: Crews work to clear storm damage in Oklahoma City as the state braces for severe weather Sunday.
- 22757Oklahoma State football: Limiting Wes Lunt's transfer options makes Mike Gundy look bad
- 6762Oklahoma City Thunder: What could Serge Ibaka learn from Hakeem Olajuwon?
- 6400Oklahoma tornadoes: Several homes damaged by tornado, but no injuries in Edmond
- 6313Bounty hunters look for bail jumpers, fugitives on the streets of Oklahoma City