Chan Nai-ming, who used thealias "Big Crook", was convicted by a
Sentencing was adjourned toNovember 7 and Chan released on bail but the magistrate did not rule outimprisonment. Under
The magistrate rejected thedefence lawyer's argument that Chan only "made available" copies of the filmand couldn't be accused of distribution.
"The defendant loaded thefiles into his computer, he created the torrent files, created the images ofthe inlay cards and imprinted them with his logo'.he published the existence ofthe files and the names of the films in question, on the news group," themagistrate said. "His acts were an essential part of the downloading processand'.amounted to distribution."
Last month, a