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Man facing prosecution for leaking image of new HTC phone
【Society】2014-04-18  18:12:07
Taipei, April 18 (CNA) A local man has been arrested and referred for possible prosecution for leaking an image of HTC Corp.'s new flagship smartphone -- the HTC One M8 -- a month before its March 25 debut, police said Friday.

Police launched an investigation into the case in February after receiving a report from HTC, which discovered photos of the new phone on the Mobile01 website.

Police later traced the origin of the photos to a 35-year-old New Taipei resident who allegedly posted the pictures on the site without the company's authorization.

A computer and mobile phone containing the photos were seized from the suspect's home during an April 15 raid, the police said.

The man is under investigation for allegedly violating the Copyright Act and the Trade Secrets Act. The latter carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of up to NT$10 million (US$331,240).

(By Liu Chien-pang and Y.F. Low)
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