Media regulation

Tudou fined, other video websites ordered to close


About two weeks ago, film and TV regulator SARFT apparently issued an order to video sharing website to cease operations. The order was not obeyed, although Tudou did shut down the website for a 24 hour period on Friday March 14.

Today SARFT published two lists on its website. The first one is a list of websites ordered to cease operations. Tudou is not named; in fact all the websites in the list seem to be fly by night video downloading BBS and small, relatively unknown video sites. Many of them have names that imitate other, more popular websites, e.g. whose name is ripped off from the popular

The second list shows websites that are going to be punished or fined. Number one on the list is Tudou. None of Tudou's real competitors like or are on the list: the rest of the websites mentioned are small and unknown players.

Despite being named on a list of insignificant and mostly lousy websites, this seems like good news for Tudou, as long as the fine is not too severe.

Links and Sources

The contents of the two SARFT lists are reproduced below.

Video websites ordered to close down

1快闪客 陕西
2 爱上网 重庆
3 迅雷中国 湖南
4 亲亲影视 湖南
5 卡提诺论坛 湖南
6 好扑软件园 湖南
7 梅雨中文论坛 湖南
8 木鱼影视下载 湖南
9 武陵文娱网 湖南
10 夏天的风论坛 湖南
11 多乐街 湖南
12 烽火影视 江苏
13 去迅雷 湖南
14 超级BT下载 重庆
15 摩比豆网 河北
16 光明顶社区 福建
17 融侨家园 福建
18 天空社区 福建
19 超级搞笑论坛 福建
20 厦门天使社区 福建
21 BT大全 河北
22 网通世纪BT下载 河北
23 创业冲动 新疆
24 PC狗狗时尚先锋 河北
25 猫扑视频 山东

Video websites fined / punished
1 土豆网 上海
2 5Q地带 湖北
3 爱txt电子书论坛 安徽
4 巴蜀在线 四川
5 百看娱乐论坛 湖北
6 大脉网 重庆
7 大伟影视播客 安徽
8 韩寒非官方论坛 湖北
9 怀旧碟子珍藏馆 四川
10 龙族论坛 湖北
11 千年免费电影下载 重庆
12 三百宽频 安徽
13 听花醉月娱乐网 湖北
14 寻乐休闲会馆 河北
15 迅blog影视 福建
16 优讯网 安徽
17 月光岛 安徽
18 中国BT下载网 云南
19 我看我电影 广西
20 雪浪斋手机休闲论坛 江苏
21 网娱音乐社区 四川
22 小酒馆论坛 四川
23 动吧社区 四川
24 文行天下 四川
25 哝呢论坛 广西
26 哈虎网 广西
27 [漫猫]动漫论坛 广西
28 191电影网 广西
29一万部免费电影 广西
30 迅雷公社 吉林
31 中国BT下载网 天津
32 迅雷电影 江苏

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