There are more than 8 million registered users, and more than 20,000 films and TV works have been published... The website and client of the "Renren Film and Television Subtitle Group" that was once a smash hit "cool."
The reporter learned from the Shanghai police on February 3 that after three months of meticulous investigation, the Shanghai police, with the vigorous cooperation of the police in Shandong, Hubei, Guangxi and other places, detected the incident by the National Copyright Administration, the National Anti-Pornography Office, and the Ministry of Public Security. The “9.8” super-large trans-provincial copyright infringement case of film and television works jointly supervised by the four ministries and commissions of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. 14 criminal suspects headed by Liang were arrested, 3 companies involved in the case were investigated and 20 mobile phones and computer hosts and servers were seized 12 Taiwan, the amount involved is more than 16 million yuan (RMB, the same below).
In September 2020, the Shanghai police discovered during their work that someone provided online viewing and offline download of suspected infringing film and television works through the "Renren Film and Television Subtitle Group" website and client.
After contacting the relevant copyright owner, the above-mentioned film and television works have not obtained the authorization or permission of the copyright owner.
In this regard, the Economic Investigation Headquarters of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau conducted investigations in conjunction with the Hongkou Public Security Bureau.
Using two QR codes for payment of members on the website and the client and payment of peripheral products as a breakthrough, the police locked up Liang and Cong in Shandong, and Wang in Hubei, and quickly found out the entire crime. The organization structure of the gang.
After investigation, since 2018, the criminal suspect Liang and others have established multiple companies to set up and rent servers at home and abroad, develop, operate, and maintain the "Renren Film and Television Subtitle Group" APP and related websites.
Without the authorization of the copyright owner, download and obtain the source of the film through the website of overseas pirate forums, hire someone to translate and compress the film at a remuneration of about 400 yuan/part (set), upload it to the APP server and disseminate it to the public through the collection website Membership fees, advertising fees, and the sale of mobile hard drives for recording infringing film and television works illegally make profits.
Preliminary verification shows that more than 20,000 film and television works (sets) have been published in the application software of each port, and the number of registered members is more than 8 million.
At present, the police have taken criminal coercive measures against the above-mentioned suspects in accordance with the law, and the case is under further investigation.
(Reporter Li Shuzheng and editor Lu Huiqian)
Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]