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Appeal Court backs first criminal BitTorrent conviction

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong


Hong Kong's highest court today dismissed an appeal against the world's first conviction for infringing copyright by sharing files using BitTorrent technology

Hong Kong's highest court today dismissed an appeal against the world's first conviction for infringing copyright by sharing files using BitTorrent technology.

Lawyers say that the ruling could make it more likely that similar cases are brought in other jurisdictions.


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