Zhou Zhiquan court hearing. JINGWAH Times reporter Pu Dongfeng photo
for HD video fancier, the network is a great reputation, it was the largest China high-definition video portal sites, the most famous is the largest high-definition video piracy sites. The 46 year old idea of network president Zhou Zhiquan and friends in crack a genuine video works spread to the Internet, profiteering to membership fees download and watch. The site is not only tens of thousands of high-definition Blu ray movies, as well as a variety of video and video programs, the number of members had more than 1 million 400 thousand people.
yesterday, known as "network infringement case" China copyright in the Haidian court concluded. Zhou Zhiquan was sentenced to 5 years in prison for the crime of copyright infringement, and fined $1 million. Meanwhile 6 people were sentenced to 1 years to 3 years of imprisonment.
sentence: principal pleaded not guilty shall be given a heavier punishment
1:30 yesterday afternoon, Zhou Zhiquan, 7 people were brought to court. Different from the others, Zhou Zhiquan kept his head up and his mouth slightly higher.
first read the indictment, the prosecution alleged that the defendant Zhou Zhiquan was registered in Beijing science and technology limited company in August 2008, business ideas website, forum and HDstar as a web site. From January 2009 to April 2013, Zhou Zhiquan hired the defendant Su Liyuan, Cao Jun, Jia Jingyang, Li Furan et al., without permission from the copyright owner, to membership, the authorship of others a lot of movies, music and other works in the form of seeds, uploaded to the HDstar forum for registered members to download, through advertising, sales registered invitation code and VIP membership for profit.
at the same time, Zhou Zhiquan’s friend Kou Yujie from May 2012 to April 2013, Cui Bing hired the defendant, without permission from the copyright owner, copying copyrighted movies to more than 4000 copies of the hard drive, and be sold through Taobao shop.
Haidian court after hearing finds the defendant hired the defendant Zhou Zhiquan, Su Liyuan Cao Jun, Li Furan Jia Jingyang, for commercial purposes, without the permission of the copyright owner, through the information network to spread the work of others, the circumstances are especially serious; the defendant Kou Yujie hired Cui Bing for commercial purposes, without the permission of the copyright owner, copy issued the work of others, the circumstances are especially serious; the defendant’s behavior had constituted the crime of copyright infringement should be punished. The defendant Su Liyuan, Kou Yujie, Cao Jun, Jia Jingyang, Li Furan, Cui Bing after appearing in court and the trial truthfully confessed his crime, a good attitude, the court of the 6 people according to a lighter punishment. Principal Zhou Zhiquan who pleaded not guilty to be severely punished.
ultimately, the court sentenced Zhou Zhiquan guilty of copyright infringement and sentenced to 5 years in prison, a fine of RMB 1 million yuan. The defendant Kou Yujie, Su Liyuan and other culprits were sentenced to 1 years to 3 years.
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