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Founder of Piracy & Subtitling Site YYeTs Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison * TorrentFreak


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Following pressure from Hollywood, more than a dozen people behind famous Chinese piracy and subtitling site YYeTs.com were arrested in February. After a legal process in China, the founder of the platform – also known as Renren Yingshi – has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison and a US$235,000 fine. The site itself remains online although accessing content is hit and miss.

China USWhile China needs little prompting to shut down or block any websites that don’t fit a locally-approved profile, sometimes it needs encouragement from overseas.

In 2014 the MPAA highlighted the activities of China-based YYeTs.com, a site known locally as Renren Yingshi. The platform was described as the most popular download site for copyrighted content in China, providing links in various formats, including for the popular Xunlei and BitTorrent clients. By this time the site had already been in operation for more than a decade.

Hollywood’s problem was that the…

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