If a business over here is distributing copyright material the max penalty is 5 years in prison and a whopping fine, can't imagine it would be any less in the US.
It's just interesting though given that the alledged offending was worldwide where should the tx have been paid?
Well, it's a Hong Kong company, so...
There are things called double taxation agreements, which tax authorities sign with each other so you can decide which jurisdiction you pay your tax in, if you earn in multiple jurisdictions. NZ has one with the USA and with Hong Kong, but the US does not have one with HK as far as I can see.
I know the Inland Revenue used to accept tax from anyone regardless of how the income was derived, legal or otherwise.
I believe that this is still true.