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Hong Kong - Customs officials in Hong
Kong have arrested a 14-year-old boy on charges of copyright
infringement for posting songs on a website, the Associated Press reported.
boy is alleged to have uploaded some 2,000 Chinese-language pop (Cantopop) songs
on a website where they could be downloaded by others for free, and then
advertised the site in discussion groups, customs official Michael Kwan told
The boy has not yet been charged, and was released on a bail of about $260.
The maximum copyright infringement [...]. one comment
Hong Kong - The four major labels have decided to withdraw
from the local Hong Kong chapter of their
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) trade group,
opting to instead organize a separate organization, Hypebot reported. The
companies called the move a "commercial decision."
Hong Kong - A Hong Kong man thought to be the first ever convicted of copyright infringement of movies on the BitTorrent file-sharing network has lost his appeal, Reuters reported.
Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal ruled that Chan Nai-ming — aka "Big Crook" on BitTorrent — "plainly succeeded in distributing copies" of three movies on BitTorrent, and dismissed his appeal.
A Hong Kong Customs investigation found that Chan had offered the films "Daredevil," "Miss Congeniality" and "Red Planet" from [...].
Burbank, Calif. – Warner Bros. International Television Distribution said on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based online video distributor ViDeOnline. Under the deal, ViDeOnline will distribute legal downloads of an initial batch of over 100 Warner Bros. films, such as "V For Vendetta," "Superman Returns" and "Happy Feet," on its new 08Media portal.