Piracy: Hong Kong man jailed in web piracy case

A Hong Kong man believed to be the first person to be prosecuted for sharing movie files over the popular online Bit Torrent network was jailed for three months in Hong Kong.

The jailing of 38-year-old Chan Nai-ming marks an international landmark in the fight against illegal online sharing of intellectual property, which movie, music and software makers claim is losing them billions of dollars annually.

Unemployed Chan, who called himself "Big Crook", was found guilty two weeks ago of illegally distributing three Hollywood movies on the popular peer-to-peer Bit Torrent (BT) system. Hong Kong man jailed in landmark world web piracy case - Yahoo! News

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 7th November 2005 3:40AM