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China Throws Internet Porn Monger in Jail

China's been making a constant effort to weed out questionable material from its country, including pornography. One man was sentenced to 13 years in jail for running a pornographic website, reported China Daily.

Huang Yizhong since 2005 ran a server that he rented from inside the United States. Huang downloaded more than 1,000 pornographic films and edited them into shorter clips that his 4,000 paying members could view online. He reportedly received profits of around 500,000 yuan ($73,242).

In addition to the 13-year sentence, Huang was also fined 100,000 yuan ($14,600).

  • tamick88
    so he still has a profit of 400,000 yuan??? lol
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  • padlius
    Good point, but 13 years is a long sentence. Quite harsh really.
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  • grieve
    what is the illegal activity that he is doing time for? whats the crime?

    He will be smacked with a serious fine for this by the porn industry:
    "Huang downloaded more than 1,000 pornographic films and edited them into shorter clips that his 4,000 paying members could view online."

    I have to read the full/real article i guess to see what he is actually charged with...

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  • grieve
    ahh...

    cut/paste from "China Daily" (English site... go figure)

    "Huang pleaded guilty to charges of copying and spreading pornographic material on the website"
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  • botabota
    padliusGood point, but 13 years is a long sentence. Quite harsh really.
    If he put that in his saving and/or invest in it some how, then after 13 years he will have even more money ....
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  • Lewis57
    13 year sentence is worse than murder in the UK :o
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  • sicpric
    At least I can get off to porn in the UK :)
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  • touchdowntexas13
    Lewis5713 year sentence is worse than murder in the UK
    Someone was put to death in the UK over pornography distribution?
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  • superblahman123
    grievewhat is the illegal activity that he is doing time for? whats the crime?He will be smacked with a serious fine for this by the porn industry:"Huang downloaded more than 1,000 pornographic films and edited them into shorter clips that his 4,000 paying members could view online."I have to read the full/real article i guess to see what he is actually charged with...
    The crime is that porn (or "questionable material") is illegal in China. Thats why places like Yahoo and Google have been having such an issue with China because of their intense amounts of federally mandated censorship.
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  • grifonik
    I'm sure the "judge" or whatever they call their legal person over there thoroughly examined all the content for every offensible bit of pornography in order to make sure the sentence was just.
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