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HK Boy, 16, arrested for 'pirate website'

A 16-year-old was arrested by customs officials at his home in Sau Mau Ping, Hong Kong on 10th May. He is alleged to have made available more than 600 songs and 20 movies on his website. Jimmy Tam Yat-keung, head of customs' copyright investigation division, said, "Initial investigation showed that the suspect did this for his own interest and no profit was involved. He probably liked to set up websites."

In related news, in an interview with The Guardian Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser has claimed, "About half the music on iPods is music obtained illegitimately either from an illegal peer-to-peer networks or from ripping friends' CDs, which is illegal." He also said, "If you want interoperable music today, there is a very easy solution: it's called stealing... it's the only way to get non-copy protected, portable, interoperable music."

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