China’s leading website for streaming foreign video content has been targeted in a piracy clampdown by the officials. YYeTs.com, China’s largest subtitling website, was a sanctuary for the Chinese populace offering them subtitles and pirated content within the country from banned hotshots like Netflix, YouTube, and HBO.
Owned by Renren Yingshi, the site offered a plethora of unconventional and offbeat content to millions of users which is generally not legally possible owing to the country’s heavy censorship.
Motion Pictures Association of America had blacklisted and ostracised Renren Yingshi in 2014 citing him as the ‘worst source of online piracy in the world’. The probe in the case by the Chinese police has yet again shed the light on people’s reliance on the pirated media.