Wednesday, April 18, 2007

First conviction For Copyright Infringement Under The HK Organized And Serious Crime Ordinance

EarthTime writes that the South China Morning Post has reported about a counterfeiter named Yung Chun-pong, who possessed and sold pirated DVDs to overseas buyers through the eBay online auction site has been jailed for three-and-a-half year in Hong Kong.

"Yung, described by the judge as an "intelligent culprit," used legitimate companies, such as FedEx, to send the pirated discs overseas after packaging them, the South China Morning Post reported."

Read the EarthTime article here.

According to the South China Morning Post it was the first time someone got convicted for copyright infringement under the Organized and Serious Crime Ordinance.

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