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 Monday, September 03, 2007

The United States District Court of Washington ruled in favor of Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, granting immunity from liability in the case brought by online media company Zango. According to Zango's lawsuit, Kaspersky Lab should reclassify Zangoís programs as nonthreatening and Kaspersky Labsís security software should stop blocking Zangoís potentially undesirable programs. "Judge Coughenour of the Western District of Washington threw out Zangoís lawsuit on the grounds that Kaspersky was immune from liability under the Communications Decency Act. The ruling protects consumer choice to determine what information and software is allowed on each computing system, and enables anti-malware vendors with the right to identify and label software programs that may be potentially unwanted and harmful to a userís computer as they see fit."

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