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Hong Kong makes third BitTorrent arrest

Written by James Delahunty @ 29 Apr 2009 8:21

Hong Kong makes third BitTorrent arrest Hong Kong set a precedent in 2005 when a man was jailed for three months for downloading and sharing films using BitTorrent software, the first conviction of its kind in the world.
Customs officers announced on Wednesday that they had arrested a man for the same actions, which marks the third time it has happened.

He was arrested after investigators monitoring his Internet usage caught him sharing two films on Monday night. The suspect was later released on bail as the customs officers prepare to build the third case of its kind in the region.

Another investigation is ongoing into activities of a woman after customs officers installed a monitoring system to track the activities of BitTorrent users in the city of 7 million.

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