Hong Kong pirate loses appeal

Chan Nai-ming lost the appeal of his 3-month sentence for his role in helping to distribute copies of Daredevil, Miss Congeniality and Red Planet. Slashdot has been watching the story since the Hong Kong film industry began its crackdown on BitTorrent users, then through the arrest and conviction of Chan.

Commenters have pointed out that his public antics on chat boards under the handle ‘Big Crook’ couldn’t have helped his case. Also, details regarding whether Chan managed a tracker or posted links to .torrent files are unclear — imprisonment of tracker admins is nothing new. Chan can still ask Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal to reconsider the ruling.

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