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Weibo issues Beijing 2022 copyright warning

An ice maker sprays water over sub-glacial Olympic Rings as they are installed at the sliding track at Yanqing Olympic Zone. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Chinese social media platform Weibo has warned its users not to post content from the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics that belongs to broadcast rights-holders.

In a direct message to its estimated 573 million monthly users and shared on its own account, Weibo said those posting broadcast footage of the Games risk being “punished with bans and other penalties”.

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