Hong Kong man convicted in first BitTorrent piracy case

By Mikael Hoffman on
A Hong Kong man has officially been convicted for distributing movies over the Internet using BitTorrent. The Hong Kong customs department claims that Chan Nai-ming, 38, is the first person in the world to be charged for copyright infringement using the popular peer-to-peer file-sharing program. Chan is currently out on bail, and has a sentencing hearing scheduled for November 7.

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