In the past, the Supreme Court took the position that pornography was not copyrightable because it was not a work of art. However, the IP Court in its recent judgment held that a pornography work is entitled to copyright protection as long as it meets the originality requirement. The IP Court stressed that as a member of the WTO, Taiwan should comply with TRIPS and other international conventions and should not exclude the protection for pornography. In a recent criminal case where a handful of Japanese adult video firms brought criminal complaints of copyright infringement against the defendants who distributed complainants’ DVDs, the IP Court found defendants guilty of copyright infringement for distributing the infringing DVDs, and imposed a sentence of six-month imprisonment.