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Judge to review personal injury law

Mr Justice John Saunders has been asked by Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang to look after personal injury actions in the High Court, he told the court yesterday.

Friday, 18 May, 2007, 12:00am

Consultation on Net piracy law flawed, critics say

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.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Seller of pirated discs on eBay gets 31/2 years

The mastermind of a copyright piracy syndicate, who sold pirated discs to overseas buyers via the eBay internet auction site, was yesterday jailed for 31/2 years.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Sentencing delayed for E-bay disc pirate

The mastermind behind a copyright syndicate that sold pirated discs to overseas buyers through the E-bay internet auction site will be sentenced on April 16.

28 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

US movie firms win payouts over sales of pirated DVDs

A Shanghai court has ordered a company to pay 25,000 yuan in compensation to three US movie studios for selling pirated DVDs through its stores and will soon hear cases involving four other studios making similar claims, Shanghai media reported yesterday.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Whats On

February 28

'Medical Negligence - The Minefields and How Best to Avoid Them - Conducted by LexisNexis', a course that will bring participants the latest information on medical negligence, the minefields and how best to avoid them.

Speaker Nicholas Pirie, barrister-at-law, Central Chambers

Inquiries 2536 0297

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

100 Olympic copyright violations handled

Mainland customs authorities have dealt with nearly 100 cases of copyright infringement relating to Olympic symbols, a top official said.

Gong Zheng , a vice-commissioner of the General Administration of Customs, said infringements involving both imports and exports covered clothing, shoes, textiles and other industrial products.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Man arrested for internet sales of counterfeit DVDs

A man was arrested for selling pirated DVDs of popular US television drama series such as Prison Break, ER and CSI to an undercover customs officer through the internet.

31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Warning on no-fee agents

The government was accused yesterday of not doing enough to educate the public against hiring recovery agents who work on a 'no win, no fee' basis and claim part of damages awarded to clients.

23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Community work for bridge stunt

An abode seeker's father was yesterday ordered to perform 180 hours of community service for climbing on the roof of a Wan Chai footbridge in a June protest that disrupted traffic for eight hours.

Chu Kwok-yin, 59, scaled the Hennessy Road bridge with three other parents of abode seekers to push for talks with Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

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

A widow and her son, convicted of operating a pirate CD factory that generated HK$27 million in five years, face a toughened sentence after prosecutors made an unprecedented call for the court to invoke a legal provision aimed at cracking down on serious crime.

Wong King-fa, 52, and her 26-year-old son, Chong Chun-sang, also face an application for confiscation of their assets.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Access to popular park sites blocked

Path to Clear Water Bay beaches and a kite-flying spot shut off after landowner tires of trespassers

A landowner has fenced off a big section of Clear Water Bay Country Park - blocking off beaches and a headland popular with kite-fliers - to stop the government encroaching on his land.

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Copyright bill faces partial delay

The troubled Copyright Ordinance is to face a partial suspension for another year under a government proposal submitted to the Legislative Council.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Company boss jailed for selling pirate discs on internet

A company owner was jailed for six months yesterday for selling pirated Japanese cartoon and animation discs over the internet. Customs officials said it was the heaviest sentence of its kind.

25 May 2006 - 12:00am

Boy, 16, arrested for 'pirate website'

Customs says he made 600 songs and 20 movies available for illegal downloads

A Hong Kong teenager has been arrested on suspicion of offering more than 600 pirated songs 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.

12 May 2006 - 12:00am