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Copyright Infringement

Internet guru Kim Dotcom plans to sue Hong Kong government

Kim Dotcom says his company was ready to list. Photo: AFP

Former Hong Kong resident and flamboyant founder of the now-defunct file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he plans to sue the Hong Kong government for the role it played in his company's demise.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 5:40am 5 comments

Hong Kong 'gave inspiration, but not protection'

Kim Dotcom at home in the Grand Hyatt, Wan Chai. Photo:

Kim Dotcom came to Hong Kong because it was a smart business choice; he stayed because of its "electrified soul". But now the self-styled entrepreneur is banned from returning to his penthouse suite at the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am

Briefs, November 17, 2012

The deputy director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' information department, Hua Chunying, had been appointed a spokeswoman, Xinhua said yesterday.

17 Nov 2012 - 5:01am

Causeway Bay Apple staff brand writer Giddens Ko an 'idiot'

Giddens Ko says staff called him an idiot. Photo: SCMP

A leading Taiwanese writer-turned-director says he was called an "idiot" by Apple's Hong Kong staff when he complained about copyright infringement of his work.

Giddens Ko, the man behind the top-grossing Chinese-language romantic comedy You Are the Apple of My Eye, said he had noticed stories he had written appearing illegally in Apple's App Store over the past few years.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:28am

Samsung counter-sues Apple in US court

The iPhone 5 infringes 8 patents, says Samsung.

Samsung Electronics says Apple's iPhone 5 infringes its patents, escalating a global fight over mobile devices after winning a court order lifting a ban on sales in the United States of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.

3 Oct 2012 - 10:34am

Microsoft asks Beijing to stop piracy at state-owned firms

Microsoft has alleged that China CNPC has used unlicensed software. Photo: Reuters

Software giant Microsoft Corp has asked China to stop the alleged use of pirated versions of its Office software by China National Petroleum Corp and three other state-owned companies, three people familiar with the situation said.

29 Jan 2013 - 12:34pm

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Cambodia at request of Sweden

A co-founder of top Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, who is on an international wanted list, has been arrested in the Cambodian capital at Stockholm's request, police said yesterday.

3 Sep 2012 - 4:40am

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Cambodia

A co-founder of top Swedish filesharing site The Pirate Bay, who is on an international wanted list, has been arrested in the Cambodian capital at Stockholm’s request, police said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Copyright bill delayed amid calls to shelve it

The government has postponed the Legislative Council debate on the controversial copyright amendment bill - but has stopped short of demands for the change in the law to be shelved completely which are now coming from pro-government lawmakers and the pan-democrats.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Law revisions give more protection over parodies

Creators of parodies will not be sued for copyright infringement unless their works have undermined the earnings of the original authors, according to proposed revisions to an intellectual property rights bill.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Should the US pass the Stop Online Piracy Act?

Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School

In this digital era, nearly everyone uses the internet to browse information, listen to songs and watch movies for free. But how does this affect the innovators? How would you feel if your masterpieces were being used without your permission?

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Purge your pirate software, officials told

Beijing has instructed all government departments at or above municipal level to use genuine and authorised computer software by the end of next year.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Attempt to boost copyright defence

Realising that the law always lags a step behind the latest technology, the government is seeking to write a copyright-protection law for online media that will not go out of date.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Four held for pirated TV shows sold online

A university student and three of his friends were arrested for operating an internet forum that enabled members to download pirated Japanese TV dramas and cartoon series.

The four are suspected of having uploaded about 2,500 pirated copies onto their forum.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

UK firm wins damages in Beijing copyright case

One of the world's largest producers of controls for electric kettles has successfully sued two Chinese manufacturers over patent infringements, a landmark case that could have wide-ranging implications for mainland intellectual property rights.

1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am