YYeTs: Founder Liang Yongping Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

YYeTs: Founder Liang Yongping Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

( Source: YYeTs)

On Monday, the Shanghai No. 3 Intermediate Court held a public hearing on the case that Liang Yongping, the creator of YYeTs, a fansub group likewise called Renren Yingshi, was presumed of dedicating copyright violation. The creator was offered a judgment of very first circumstances and sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in jail. He was likewise fined 1.5 million yuan ($235,083) and will have seized any and all prohibited gains and personal effects took for the criminal offense.

Since 2018, Liang Yongping has actually established 2 business to establish the site and applications of YYeTs. He downloaded unapproved movies and television series from abroad sites, then equated and published them to servers and supplied users access to these pirated copies.

After an audit and appraisal, there are 32,824 unapproved movies and television series on YYeTs’ site and associated applications. Paid members amount to about 6.83 million. From January 2018 till the sentence, the prohibited company income amounted to more than 12 million yuan.

Earlier in February, Shanghai authorities launched a statement stating that lots of violation and counterfeiting cases have actually been broken, amongst which 14 suspects were detained when it comes to YYeTs, including more than 16 million yuan. According to the statement, in September 2020, Shanghai authorities discovered that some individuals had actually offered online watching and downloading of movies and television series through the site and applications, all of which had actually been believed of being infringed upon. After getting in touch with the pertinent copyright owners, those movies and television series have actually not acquired the permission or license of the copyright owners.

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In this regard, some netizens stated: “It’s truly unfortunate. YYeTs fansub group accompanied me through college and the early days of work. My English was likewise found out by seeing American television dramas.” Some netizens likewise think that “YYeTs has a lot of ingrained ads for earnings, which has a bad effect on the market, and it needs to be examined.”

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