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  1. Help for companies over tougher piracy laws

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Directors and partners who face criminal prosecution from next year if found liable for software piracy in their companies are getting help from the government to prepare for the new rules. A consultancy programme has been launched to advise businesses on software management and avoiding piracy in the workplace. The Software Asset Management Consultancy Programme, ...

  2. Fighting digital piracy an uphill struggle

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With rapid technological progress and boundless cyberspace, the battle to combat digital piracy is fraught with difficulties. While uploaders of copyrighted digital content are liable for prosecution, the downloaders are more difficult to catch. Downloaders may be less guilty of piracy than uploaders, but they should also be punished for their disregard for intellectual property rights. ...

  3. Jail term for piracy 'should deter others'

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A five-month jail term imposed on a 36-year-old computer shop owner for selling computers with unlicensed software should serve as a warning of the consequences of such criminal action, the Customs and Excise Department said yesterday. It was th ...

  4. Consultation on Net piracy law flawed, critics say

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A consultation on curbing internet piracy has received a limited response, with just 182 submissions lodged. Critics say the consultation has failed to engage internet users and are calling for it to be rerun and for greater efforts to be made to publicise the issue online and through traditional channels. The proposed amendments to the Copyright Bill, due to come before ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 172 internet piracy cases smashed

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to stop rampant piracy on the Net. The items being pirated included Hollywood movies such as The Pacifier and Troy, as well as Chinese pop songs, mainland online games and fiction novels. Mr Yan ...

  7. Company fined for using pirated software

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to two counts of possession of pirated computer software. The $64,000 fine was the heaviest handed down by a court in a corporate piracy case, the spokesman said. Under the Copyright Ordinance, the maximum penalty for the offence is $50,000 for each infringing copy and four years' jail. 'Customs officers have cracked 76 corporate piracy cases since the amended legislation ...

  8. Plan to widen law on digital copyright

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

    ... a message to Web users who infringe copyright, advising them that piracy is unlawful and their activities will be detected. Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter chairman Charles Mok said it could ... be no more delays. He said the global music industry had seen a 60 per cent to 80 per cent drop in business from the mid-90s, largely due to piracy. He said the group would push for more stringent ...

  9. Boy, 16, arrested for 'pirate website'

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and movies for free downloading through a website. A senior customs officer said the 16-year-old was arrested when an anti-piracy team raided his home in Sau Mau Ping on Wednesday. The schoolboy ... since customs set up its anti-internet piracy team in 2000. 'I don't see that there is a trend that websites are used as a tool to distribute infringed articles. This is an individual ...

  10. 100 Olympic copyright violations handled

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... attention to combating rampant piracy as it has to protecting Olympic symbols. 'It is undeniable and it is a fact that piracy is a quite serious problem in China,' Mr Gong said. 'The ...




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