China jails porn site owner for life

A Chinese court has sentenced the owner of a porn Web site to life in prison and sentenced eight others to terms ranging from 13 months to 10 years, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

Chen Hui and the other defendants started the "Qingseliuyuetian (Pornographic Summer) Web site in 2004, and opened a further three porn Web sites, attracting more than 600,000 users," according to the state media report, which was picked up by the Associated Press.

China has been , blocking access to information they deem subversive and jailing citizens for blogging and otherwise using the Internet to disseminate information officials object to.

Tags:
Tech Culture
About the author

Elinor Mills covers Internet security and privacy. She joined CNET News in 2005 after working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters in Portugal and writing for The Industry Standard, the IDG News Service, and the Associated Press. E-mail Elinor.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments