A Hong Kong man was convicted of downloading pirated movies using BitTorrent network. He was caught downloading 3 movies, ie DareDevil, Miss Congeniality, Red Planet in January 2005 by the Hong Kong Customs officers and convicted in October 2005. He appealed for the case but lost in the appeal.

Since the man was caught, the posting of copyrighted materials in Hong Kong using BitTorrent had dropped 80% within the same year.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing network which allows its users to download files from other users. It started back in 2001. The idea was to allow sharing of big files between users, but this comes with risk, copyright and intelectual property issue.

So to all BitTorrent users, you might want to be more careful on what you are downloading. Good Luck.