November 07, 2005

BitTorrent prison sentence

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4413540.stm

This BBC news article reports that a Hong Kong man has been jailed for three months for uploading movie files via BitTorrent. Given the movie studios' relentless determination to pursue copyright infringers (even Warwick gets dozens of C&D letters a year), and the ease with which BitTorrent users can be identified, this was probably inevitable.

What's grimly amusing about the case, though, is not the jail sentence but the actual movies that were being shared: Daredevil, Miss Congeniality and Red Planet. If the three months were for a taste lapse rather than the copyight infringement then you'd have to say fair enough.


- 2 comments by 1 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. well, Daredevil: Directors Cut is truly excellent.

    07 Nov 2005, 20:11

  2. naz

    I'd like to see him explain to his cellmates what he was in for. A real dangerous crim this 'Big Crook' is indeed.

    08 Nov 2005, 15:47


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