A woman who made a pornographic video of herself, and uploaded it onto the Internet, has been detained.
According to the public security bureau in Shanghai, the woman, surnamed Huang, was detained for spreading pornography online, reports the China Daily.
The 12-minute video had first appeared on the Internet towards the end of October under the title 'Kappa girl at Shanghai No 1 Department Store's east building', in reference to the sportswear shop in which Huang worked.
The video became one of the most popular downloads on the mainland, with thousands of people downloading it last month, the bureau said.
Initial reports said that the video originated on a blog belonging to a Shanghai resident surnamed Lu.
However, the police later determined that Lu was Huang's alter ego.
She set up the blog in a bid to profit from her notoriety by offering advertising space and interviews for 30,000 yuan a time.
A man from Hubei province is suspected of spreading the video, and police are investigating.
"Anyone who films, uploads or distributes such videos, is guilty of disseminating pornography," Beijing lawyer Lu Heping said.