Taiwan Sends File Sharing Execs To Jail

from the jailtime?--seems-a-bit-excessive... dept

It really was just a couple months ago that a Taiwanese court ruled that ezPeer, a file sharing network, was completely legal, noting that there were no laws in Taiwan against file sharing of unauthorized files. The court also found that, even if there were, the software program wouldn't be liable, as it wasn't doing the file sharing anyway. It appears that there's now quite the disagreement among Taiwanese courts, because, in another case about a different file sharing program, Kuro, not only did the court find the company liable for the misuse of its users, it sent the executives to jail for many years. The company and its executives are appealing the ruling. Still, at best, you could say the matter is "unsettled" in Taiwan.
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