Tuesday, May 22, 2007

BitTorrent Uploader Loses Final Appeal

Remember the BitTorrent uploader in Hong Kong, who knick named himself Big Crook, and was sentenced three months in prison? Read more here. He lost his appeal in December 2006 and now his final appeal.

Peter Ollier of Managing Intellectual Property reports about the Hong Kong Court of final appeal that confirmed the first criminal conviction on May 18th.

Read Ollier's article (free registration), which includes a link to the 24-page judgement written by Justice PJ Ribeiro, and explanations of what constitutes a copy capable of distribution and what conduct amounts to distribution, here.

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