Man Appeals Criminal File-Sharing Conviction in Hong Kong

The first person worldwide to be convicted of distributing movies over the popular online BitTorrent network appeared in Hong Kong's highest court to appeal his jail sentence. Chan Nai-ming, sentenced to three months in prison here in 2005, sought to overturn a guilty verdict for distributing three Hollywood movies onto the Web via the peer-to-peer file-sharing technology.

  • Read the article: The Sydney Morning Herald