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14-year-old arrested for music uploads

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Sep 2008 11:02 User comments (25)

14-year-old arrested for music uploads Hong Kong customs official Michael Kwan has confirmed that his office has arrested a 14-year old boy for allegedly uploading over 2000 Cantonese language pop songs to a website and making them available for free download.
Kwan, who is the divisional commander of the Copyright Investigation Division, added that the child was picked up after he advertised free music downloads on an Internet discussion forum.

The boy has not been officially charged and is free on 2,000 Hong Kong dollars ($373 USD) bail while the investigation continues. Kwan noted this is the third time a teenager has been arrested for uploading music and making it available for free.

All counts of copyright infringement in the nation carry a maximum of four years in prison and a HK$50,000 ($9335 USD) fine.

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25 user comments

122.9.2008 15:18

Uhg......

222.9.2008 17:18
1bonehead
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Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Uhg......

Second that

322.9.2008 17:51

Wasnt the slap on the rist enough for this 14 year old.

423.9.2008 0:02

ugh!

ghey!

cops have nothing else other to do?

like stop lara croft from stealing stuff from some dude in Part 2?

(obscure movie referene)

523.9.2008 7:58

I think they should of gave a warning to him and close the site, as they know he cannot serve jail time and i dout his paperround will cover the fines...

623.9.2008 8:39
sKrEwZ
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Cripes, There's nothing better for them to do?


Some assembly required.

723.9.2008 8:56

Can they send him to some type of juvenile detention facility, or fine his parents or something?

Or is there nothing they can really do because he is a minor?

823.9.2008 9:06

That boy doesn't learn does he?

923.9.2008 11:10

don't the police have more important things to do like catch killers.

1023.9.2008 11:24
sKrEwZ
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^^^
Apparently not.


Some assembly required.

1123.9.2008 13:48

I dunno sounds like a waste of time and shame on the kid...
I don't get it... if you pay for the internet you should have rights to do anything with it. Use it to your advantage if you wish as long as nobody looses money from it minus the rich people who make the songs...

I mean how much money do the singers/ music artists want?

1223.9.2008 14:05
varnull
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They won't see a penny.. the riaa will use it for more lawyers and bullying.

1323.9.2008 16:16

Hehehe, sucks for you kid.

Ok lets do this in order,

i think its.

Dead grandma

Greaving Children

a woman with no computer

a college printer

Now a 14 year old Hong Kong boy.

Weeee, me have fun long time

1423.9.2008 19:50
Ez_Boston
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ya see the funny thing is they would do that to a 14 year old in this country to.I think its a crock, all the guidelines for the music and movie industry, they act like there not making billions already; and now the want 50 Gs from a 14 year old give us a break.

1523.9.2008 19:50
Ez_Boston
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ya see the funny thing is they would do that to a 14 year old in this country to.I think its a crock, all the guidelines for the music and movie industry, they act like there not making billions already; and now the want 50 Gs from a 14 year old give us a break.

1623.9.2008 19:50
Ez_Boston
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ya see the funny thing is they would do that to a 14 year old in this country to.I think its a crock, all the guidelines for the music and movie industry, they act like there not making billions already; and now the want 50 Gs from a 14 year old give us a break.

1723.9.2008 20:52
varnull
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What happened~? post buttin noy fast enouth for youi..
#
700 billion US bailout of scumbag financial fat cats.. why isn't this top news?? obama doesn't have a chance.. wrong color.. which is a real shame.. but then again.. he is a p[atsy not a representative... look at thje us media.. "the taxpayer has t5o get a buyin to see any benefit from this program"

outside4 media observation.. do you want your tax $$$$ to propup the fat fuxx??
Media wants the government to help strugling homeowners instead of big business fat cats.. what's your take?

Pointed at US members and very political.. AD is one of the largest sites there is.. woot!

say it.. lets become a force to be answered to.

1824.9.2008 13:59

varnull, the bill that passed this week gives instant line of credit for first time home owners who are not in the top 30% earnings bracket.

I would be real happy to see some kind of punishment for the fat cats. I had one come to the house uninvited trying to get me to borrow a large sum of money to invest in the stock market. The guy was completely full of it. That guy should go to jail, not the kid. But that is not how government works. The theives give money to the crooks that make the laws just to insure they will not get hammered in a case like this.

1925.9.2008 20:27
susieqbbb
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Lamos.

I would scare the hell out of this kid and place him in adult jail for 24 hours lets see if he uploads anything after that.

2026.9.2008 8:08

susieqbbb, I don't think this kid scares. I think you underestimate his resolve.

On the other, hand many asian jail are free with corporal punishment. They are there to reform you.

2126.9.2008 21:05

Shouldn't you be catching the murderers and rapists?

2227.9.2008 4:30

Please... Let's look at some greedy corporations and the leaders that are the real crooks in America:

As Washington lawmakers debate as massive, $700 billion, bailout for Wall Street firms that invested in mortgages, CEOs have come under new scrutiny for their multi-million-dollar salaries, even when their companies have suffered.

The bailout plan is likely to have limits on the so-called "Golden Parachutes" for executives forced to leave.

ABC News, in collaboration with James F. Reda and Associates, complied a list of some of the companies in the headlines today and looked at just how much money some of these CEOs are taking home.

CEO Cash Salary Stock, Other Pay Total Pay
Lehman Brothers
2007 Richard Fuld $5,000,000 $66,770,000 $71,770,000
2006 Richard Fuld $7,000,000 $55,323,679 $62,323,679
2005 Richard Fuld $14,500,000 $89,500,000 $104,000,000
2004 Richard Fuld $11,000,000 $24,300,000 $35,300,000

Morgan Stanley
2007 John Mack $800,000 $16,431,500 $17,231,500
2006 John Mack $800,000 $6,321,000 $7,121,000
2005 John Mack $337,534 $30,000,000 $30,337,534

Goldman Sachs
2007 Lloyd Blankfein $27,600,000 $15,500,000 $43,100,000
2006 Lloyd Blankfein $27,800,000 $15,700,000 $43,500,000
2006 Henry Paulson $129,087,000 $34,900,000 $163,987,000
2005 Henry Paulson $600,000 $3,363,422 $3,963,422
2004 Henry Paulson $600,000 $11,660,000 $12,260,000

Bear Stearns
2006 James Cayne $17,300,000 $14,800,000 $32,100,000
2005 James Cayne $12,900,000 $10,300,000 $23,200,000
2004 James Cayne $10,200,000 $9,500,000 $19,700,000

Merrill Lynch
2007 John Thain $15,800,000 $0 $15,800,000
2007 E. Stanley O'Neal $584,000 $161,000,000 $161,584,000
2006 E. Stanley O'Neal $19,200,000 $45,116,327 $64,316,327
2005 E. Stanley O'Neal $14,800,000 $3,120,000 $17,920,000
2004 E. Stanley O'Neal $700,000 $16,766,448 $17,466,448

Washington Mutual
2007 Kerry K. Killinger $1,000,000 $3,468,625 $4,468,625
2006 Kerry K. Killinger $5,100,000 $17,153,715 $22,253,715
2005 Kerry K. Killinger $4,600,000 $8,876,608 $13,476,608
2004 Kerry K. Killinger $2,900,000 $12,335,416 $15,235,416

AIG
2007 Martin J. Sullivan $10,200,000 $5,647,439 $15,847,439
2006 Martin J. Sullivan $16,900,000 $5,838,656 $22,738,656
2005 Martin J. Sullivan $7,750,000 $159,000 $7,909,000
2004 M.R. "Hank" Greenberg $1,400,000 $12,002,880 $13,402,880

Fannie Mae
2007 Daniel Mudd $3,200,000 $5,200,000 $8,400,000
2006 Daniel Mudd $4,400,000 $2,290,000 $6,690,000

Freddie Mac
2007 Richard Syron $5,590,000 $0 $5,590,000
2006 Richard Syron $5,150,000 $0 $5,150,000


Source: ABC News

2327.9.2008 10:33

hey, listen up....IF you grow up in se asia and don't get bird flu, don't drink from plastic bottles and don't die from consuming milk by products, then you sure as hell should be allowed to upload/download anything you want

2427.9.2008 10:56

They will probably CANE the poor lad. 14 lashes perhaps.



2529.9.2008 11:06

From what I hear they have low crime rates in most of asia because they use cruel and unusual punishment. The result is most people are safer than in the US or Europe.

Sontiago, the top 10 contributers for everyone on the justice committies are the media mafia and M$.

They really ought to fry at least the loan officers that made the most bad loans. The top 10% 5 years suspention, 10-20% 1 year suspention and 20-30% 6 mon suspention from all government loans. You might think the isn't much but the top will never do any real loans agian. Once you are out of a job for 5 years you will not be able to get back in. Bad Banks will have to let most if not all of of the 10-20% go. The will not be able carry or move 20% of there loan officers. It is easer to just hire new ones. Many of the 10-20% will lose their houses. The banks will only be able to float/help the 20-30% group for 6 mon.

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