China cracks down on 290 websites for copy infringement

Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) China has shut down 290 websites for copyright infringement between July and November this year, media reported on Thursday.

A total of 4.67 million yuan ($670,000) of fine were levied for illegally downloading movies and games, with 33 cases worth 200 million yuan taken to court, Xinhua news agency reported.

An official from the National Copyright Administration said the campaign had improved the online copyright environment.