BitTorrent user jailed

By Derek Sooman on
Yes, it finally happened - a BitTorrent user has been jailed for movie sharing. Chan Nai-ming, 38, a Hong Kong citizen, has been jailed for three months after sharing three Hollywood movies online using the network. He was sentenced by the Tuen Mun Magistrates Court on Monday, and is thought to be the first person to be convicted of copyright infringement using the BitTorrent file-sharing network.

Customs officers arrested Nai-ming in January 2005. He pleaded not guilty to copyright infringement but was convicted after a four-day trial.

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