13.2 Pay TV Piracy
The Broadcasting (Amendment) Ordinance 2004, which came into effect
on 7 July 2004, provided for criminal sanction against the possession
of unauthorized pay television decoders for commercial purposes.
The maximum penalty is a fine of HK$1,000,000 and an imprisonment
of 5 years upon conviction. The pay television licensees may also
take civil action for damages, an injunction or other appropriate
remedy, order or relief against users of unauthorized decoders for
either domestic or commercial purposes.