The Hong Kong movie industry won a case against four local ISP’s, making BitTorrent pirates easy targets. ISP’s must identify their customers if they download illegal material.
According to Hong Kong Cable TV the ISP’s have three weeks to comply. The movie companies demanded the user info belonging to 49 IP addresses, but it’s likely that more will follow. The Hong Kong BitTorrent “pirates” have to watch their backs. Hong Kong already had the honor to put the first BitTorrent pirate behind bars last year.
All “offenders” were using BitTorrent to download copyrighted content, including Jet Li’s newest hit Fearless. How ironic.