Downloading In HK

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2004

    Downloading In HK

    Ok, downloading copyrighted stuff is ILLEGAL anywhere in the world. When i was in the UK I downloaded almost daily (mostly movies so i can watch in the evenings). But now I am in HK I kinda've restrained my self from downloading because of some stories ppl have told me.

    Strange thing is that I did not worry about repercussions when downloading in the UK, but then again that could have been due to lack of warnings, prosecutions, bad press etc.

    But now im in a new country I feel i need to "test the waters" so to speak before i strat downloading again.

    What i would like to know, what kind of threats have been imposed on illegal
    downloaders, punishments, etc.

    The stories I've heard is that a few guys in HK have been severely fined (or jailed?) for hard-core file sharing. But then again like most stories in HK, its probably made up to deter people from doing the wrong thing. I would'nt exactly call myself a hardcore filesharer, but would occasionally like to get a few films (especially the old ones) games and apps.

    What are you Views, Opinions or even stories?

    Last edited by ap999; 13-03-2005 at 01:49 PM.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2003

    Like most places, you're ok, till you get caught.

    Would you go around smashing car windows if you knew it was ilegal? Not the hardcore type.. the one a week type walk past a car and casually throw a stone into the window?

    Two things

    -- Not going to allow this discussion to continue, as only a lawyer can tell you after looking at specifics -- about the legality of your actions.

    -- I get a feeling we don't need to be called upon as witnesses.

    Take it to one of the other chat sites please.