In the week when it was nominated for eight Academy Awards, Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain can easily be watched on one of the growing number of free streaming internet sites hosted on the mainland. With the words 'Not for sale, for award consideration only' emblazoned across the screen, the gay cowboy film - scheduled for release in Hong Kong in three weeks - can be viewed at a high resolution for free on a site accessible by a search engine entry. Another film up for grabs for the growing number of fans of free download and streaming video sites is Wai Ka-fai's Shopaholic, released in time for Lunar New Year audiences and still being shown in cinemas. Ricky Fung, chief executive of the International Federation of Phonographic Industry, said the mainland and Hong Kong's policy of 'one country, two systems' meant pirated movies and music available in both places faced different treatment and enforcement action. 'The law in Hong Kong only protects in Hong Kong. We find many overseas sites make available copyrighted [materials] that Hong Kong people can receive,' he said. 'We cannot go to other countries to enforce Hong Kong laws.' Two recent court cases have made Hong Kong the darling of an entertainment industry that claims copyright infringers and pirates are ruining its business and leading to fewer movies and albums being produced. The Court of First Instance in Hong Kong last week ordered four internet service providers to disclose details of 22 alleged infringers. In November, in a world first, Chan Nai-ming, 38, was sentenced to three months in jail for illegally uploading to the internet three Hollywood films using the BitTorrent file-sharing programme. The Motion Picture Association - International said it was investigating the instances of movies being made available on the internet, but refused to comment further. Connie Carnabuci, a partner at international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and head of its Asia intellectual property and information technology practice, said tracking down offending websites had been made easier as all websites on the mainland were registered, but prosecutions may not be so easy. 'In China, before criminal proceedings can be initiated, you have to show that financial damage has been suffered.'