Hong Kong man convicted in first BitTorrent internet piracy case

A Hong Kong man has been convicted for illegally distributing movies over the internet using BitTorrent (BT) technology, in what is believed to be the world’s first criminal piracy case involving BT software.

Chan Nai-ming was found guilty of copyright infringement for putting three Hollywood movies onto the internet without authorization by using the popular BT peer-to-peer file-sharing program, a judiciary spokeswoman said.

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