Wang Xin, former CEO of QVOD Technology Co., an online video-sharing platform, during a court hearing in Beijing on Thursday. SD-Agencies
Wang Xin, former CEO of the QVOD Technology Co., an online video-sharing platform, denied charges of spreading pornography and pirated videos during a trial in a Haidian court in Beijing on Thursday.
Wang and three other executives stood trial Thursday.
Beijing police found that four company servers had provided 21,251 porn clips.
At the trial, Wang said he was innocent as QVOD was a video-sharing site and didn’t provide porn videos.
The prosecutors said that QVOD had been used as a video player for porn. Wang said the company had fought porn on the Internet since 2009. Wang also said he didn’t understand the prosecutors’ statement that 70 percent of QVOD’s videos were porn, as the company didn’t know what users were going to watch.
Wang said the company couldn’t know the content of a video before it was played.
QVOD was founded in 2007 in Shenzhen under the Chinese name Kuai Bo. It had 300 million users in 2010 before it was investigated for allegedly distributing pornography through its QVOD player.