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Foxy boss from Taiwan given jail sentence

25 November 2010

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Foxy boss from Taiwan given jail sentence

Li Hsien-ming, owner of the Foxy website in Taiwan, was sentenced to 18 months in jail and a $24,000 fine for film and music piracy.

The sentence was imposed by Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Court and upheld an earlier judgement by a lower court.

The case followed two raids on the company in 2007 and 2008 by Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Rights Police.

Similar to Japan’s Winny, Foxy placed software on users’ computers and allowed them to share music and movie files. It was banned on government-owned equipment in Taiwan after the software caused the leaking of confidential information.

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