Monday, November 07, 2005

Hong Kong cracks down on BitTorrent.

Hong Kong made headlines a few months ago by arresting a local man for sharing 3 movies via BitTorrent. Now the courts have imposed a 3 month prison sentence on this hapless movie uploader even though he was not trying to profit from his activity. While, Hong Kong is eager to prove that it values Intellectual Property, there is no doubt this penalty is too harsh. A fine would have been more than enough to get the government's point across. I wonder where the Government's priorities are when everyday I get email spam, cell phone spam and fax spam and they prefer to make headlines rather than to regulate IT for the good of the Hong Kong.


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