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|Title:||CRIMINAL INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT: THE BIG CROOK CASE|
|Keywords:||Copyright - Asia Pacific|
|Publisher:||Sydney University Press|
|Citation:||Copyright law, digital content and the Internet in the Asia-Pacific.|
|Abstract:||On 24th October 2005 an unemployed man from Hong Kong, Chan Nai Ming aka “Big Crook”, received the dubious honour of becoming the first person in the world to be sentenced to a custodial sentence for using the Bit Torrent protocol to infringe copyright. 1 This chapter explores the definitions of “affect prejudicially” and “distribution” in the context of criminal law; issues which emerged from the case.|
|Description:||Presented at the First International Forum on the Content Industry: Legal and Policy Framework for the Digital Content Industry collaboratively held by the East China University of Political Science and Law (http://www.ecupl.edu.cn) and the Queensland University of Technology (http://www.qut.edu.au) in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, May 2007. This publication is an output of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (http://www.cci.edu.au) Queensland University of Technology.|
|Rights and Permissions:||Copyright Sydney University Press|
|Type of Work:||Book chapter|
|Appears in Collections:||Copyright law, digital content and the Internet in the Asia-Pacific|
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