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  1. Infernal piracy

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Film distributors are hoping to beat pirates at their own game. They have flooded Beijing shops with DVDs of Infernal Affairs III just three days after cinemas began screening it. But what more do you think the industry and the authorities should be doing to stop piracy? Write to us. ...

  2. Widow, son face tough sentences for running HK$27m piracy plant

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... without a licence from the trademark owners. Wong was also convicted of money-laundering involving HK$27 million, the proceeds of the piracy. Prosecutor Petrus Chan Kam-chuen applied to Deputy Judge Joseph Yau Chi-lap for an enhanced sentence under the Organised and Serious Crime Ordinance- the first such application in a piracy case. Senior government counsel Evelyn Tsang Yeuk-hang ...

  3. Heavy sentences for disc pirates

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Ten men in a piracy syndicate were sentenced to between 11 and 74 months yesterday in the heaviest terms yet for breaching copyright. Masterminds Kong Wai-Chun, 31, and Tang Wai-man, 33, and eight others were convicted in the District Court of copyright and money-laundering charges. Some 33,000 discs were seized and more than HK$23 million was laundered. ...

  4. Software pirates get extended sentences

    Posted Aug 29th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... and Serious Crimes Ordinance for the first time in a piracy case to increase their sentences. Widow Wong King-fa, 52, and her youngest son, Chong Chun-sang, 26, have been jailed for 55 months ... in jail. Prosecutor Petrus Chan Kam-chuen applied for an enhanced sentence on August 7, when the defendants were convicted of the piracy charges. The court heard that the offences were committed ...

  5. Beware the Leopard dressed up as a Dragon

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the company would consider seeking a court injunction on the mainland. Mr Wong said Mandarin was still assessing the losses the fake DVD had caused. Anti-piracy measures will be tightened when Dragon ... Southeast Asia will follow within a week or two. This is to minimise the losses wrought by piracy,' said Mr Wong. Alex Lau Kun-luen, assistant professor of law at Hong Kong Baptist University, ...

  6. Movie-makers show way to cross-border success

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... still exist, although there are hints they may be relaxed. Also, piracy, which has eaten into profits at home, is far worse over the border. Investment in expensive talent and technology will be harder to justify if piracy cannot be curbed. The simultaneous opening of Infernal Affairs III in the mainland, Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia could help in this respect, by drawing viewers who ...

  7. Making music

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Fighting Against Music Piracy'. While guests enjoyed snacks and wine, Yip Sai-wing, the drummer for the band Beyond, demonstrated how to use the website via a large plasma screen. In the lucky ...

  8. Avatar's success sparks local filmmakers' interest in a 3D hub

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... said the global success of Avatar has marked a new chapter for filmmaking, and 3D films could be an effective way to fight piracy, as the special effects could not yet be copied in a home ...

  9. Box-office receipts surge amid downturn

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of the year, succeeded because of strong word-of-mouth support. 'Online piracy is still a very serious problem. Therefore, only quality films can draw audiences back to the theatre,' Mr Chung ...

  10. Henry Tang wants film industry to be equal of Hollywood, Cannes

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... The goal was well within reach, Mr Tang said, as Hong Kong had established a 'first-class' structure to weed out copyright piracy. According to Mr Tang, Mr Jacob also expressed a wish ...




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