Effective immediately, Alibaba.com and AliExpress.com have instituted a prohibition on the posting of optical discs with audio-visual content. We take this decision recognizing that the vast majority of distributors of this type of material have their own international distribution channels or authorized resellers, and that our experience is that many listings in the past have proven to infringe on IP rights of others. This decision also reinforces our company’s integrity value and maintains the trust and safety of our users while also protecting legitimate rights of intellectual property owners against infringements. In the wake of this announcement, we also will be stepping up efforts to remove all listings currently appearing on our International platforms.
The prohibited Optical Discs generally refer to different kinds of optical discs with audio-visual content including movies, television programs, music concerts and etc.