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  1. Movie house sues websites over video-sharing

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Giant mainland movie production house Huayi Brothers has sued five popular websites, which host video-sharing, for copyright infringement of its hit romantic comedy, If You ... against Sina.com, Sohu.com, Youku.com, Tudou.com and VOC-one for copyright violations. The company claimed five of its movies produced in 2007 and last year, including Assembly, The Equation ...

  2. Movie upload not really a copy, expert tells court

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The city's highest court has been told that a copy of a movie placed on the internet was not, in fact, a copy. Kevin Pun Kwok-hung, associate professor of computer science and law at University of Hong Kong, made the claim as he appeared on behalf of Chan Nai-ming, 39, the first person in the world to be convicted of attempting to distribute movies using BitTorrent ...

  3. Movie, music downloaders warned

    Posted Jul 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma It may not be illegal now, but one day, internet pirates will be punished, says customs official Hong Kong people who download copyrighted movies, music and software from ... Its findings were not made public, but they formed the basis for a world first- the arrest in Hong Kong of a 38-year-old unemployed man for uploading seeds of three movies onto the internet ...

  4. Jackie Chan

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am

    ... with Clara Mak and Ben Sin I met Patrick a couple of times at public functions and we had chatted before, but I wouldn't say we were close friends. I love watching his movies, like Ghost and Dirty Dancing, and I also have a collection of all the movies he was in. It is really sad that Patrick passed away at such a young age. Cancer is a horrible disease and we should all ...

  5. Kidnappers got tips from HK film

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Shenzhen police said suspects in recent cases of kidnapped children were inspired by last year's Hong Kong crime movie The Beast Stalker, directed by Dante Lam Chiu-yin. 'We have surprisingly found that suspects, many of whom were unemployed workers, learned how to kidnap someone and escape police attention from the movie,' an officer said ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital Lifestyle: Do you own your content?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... and conditions every time we join an online music or movie download service, but we do so at our peril because the hoards of MP3s, downloaded movies and even e-books we've "purchased" ... holders of books, music and movies have been wary of the internet since its inception. It's precisely their efforts to protect copyright in the perceived hostile environment of the internet ...

  7. Online net widens

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui New laws will apply to more online theft such as streaming copyrighted material including movies, shows and music files. Internet service providers will send messages to users ... for use in a player such as an iPod will not be outlawed. But converting a DVD movie for use in a portable player will still be against the law. Background Local experts have been calling ...

  8. Five held over Macau file-sharing website

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Macau customs officials arrested a suspect in connection with the operation of a website which charged users for illegal song and movie downloads. ... proceeds from the website, the Macau customs officers said. Nearly 900,000 members each paid a fee of between HK$300 and HK$700 in return for access to illegally uploaded songs and movies ...

  9. City Digest

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Movie extra guilty of anal sex with boy, 14 A 36-year-old movie extra admitted yesterday to having had anal sex with a 14-year-old boy. Chow Chun-fai, 36, pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to two counts of indecent assault, three counts of homosexual buggery and one of possession of child pornography. The court heard Chow befriended the boy on a gay website ...

  10. Cyber crackdown goes beyond the law

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... like it, offering free music, movies and computer games. The US entertainment industry claims it is losing billions because of the copyright violation and intellectual property theft. The losses are almost certainly an exaggeration. It is also not clear that active file-sharing of, say, a movie or a music video diminishes or promotes the actors, singers or bands involved. ...




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