24 Jan 2011 13:37

VeryCD to end music and video downloading service

Shanghai. January 24. INTERFAX-CHINA - VeryCD.com Inc., a leading content sharing site, has shut down its music and video download service, state media reported Jan. 24.

Huang Yimeng, the chief executive officer (CEO) of VeryCD, told China Business News that the move was aimed at preempting lawsuits alleging copyright infringement. VeryCD.com will instead direct users to third-party Web sites that do provide such content, Huang added.

VeryCD was reprimanded by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) in October 2008 for hosting illegal content.

- LC