Police Arrests CEO of China’s No.1 Pirate Site, 30 Employees Face Detention04-26 11:25 Caijing
Chinese police has arrested CEO of one of the country’s top HD blu-ray websites after finding large amount of pirated movies, in an effort to clamp down ramping Intellectual Property rights infringement.
Seven other executives were also arrested for violating intellectual property rights and the website has been shut down Friday on the World Intellectual Property Day.
Siluhd.com, founded 10 years ago has grown into a leading blu-ray site in China gathering tens of thousands of blu-rays as well as quality music and games, with more than 1.4million members and daily average concurrent users of over 30,000.
CEO of Siluhd.com, Zhou, a 45-year-old IT veteran, joined the site in 2003 and made it into a China’s No. 1 pirated movie website where users gain access to large amount of pirated HD bluerays after paying a monthly fee.
With 50 yuan a month, users could get a membership which will give them unlimited access to any pirated movie sources the site has.
Police found in Zhou’s house more that 190 1-TB hard disks carrying over 10 thousand pieces of movies and TV series.
Zhou also opened physical and online stores to sell pirated DVDs.
Thirty of the site’s 139 employees could face detention for releasing download sources for more than 50,000 times.
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