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  1. Laws fail to cover internet content

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... The withdrawal of charges against Chung Yik-tin has left a cloud over the effectiveness of existing laws in controlling the distribution of photographs on the internet. Lawmaker and lawyer James To Kun-sun said a difficult issue arose from the case. 'Under the current law and regulations, people can distribute an indecent article in print if it is wrapped in a plastic bag ...

  2. New law offers bosses chance to mend ways on piracy

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... piracy- in the Copyright Ordinance amendments enacted in June. The law will come into force in the first half of next year. Intellectual Property Department director Stephen Selby said further ... limits of copying printed material would be discussed in the Legislative Council next year, Mr Selby said. 'We will focus on educating and assisting companies to fulfil the new law,' he ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET SECURITY

    Spotlight on China's hackers after accusations against PLA unit 61398

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... a US information technology security firm, sparked controversy by blaming a special unit of the People's Liberation Army for launching a series of cyberattacks on US companies, the shadowy ... said. "In that case, they are allowed much greater freedom than would be the case in Western countries, where hacking is illegal, and the law is more strictly enforced." China has ...

  4. Copyright law change may affect privacy

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The government is being urged to fill loopholes in its proposed copyright laws to prevent privacy infringement. In its copyright amendment bill, the Intellectual ... to increase under the proposed amendment to the law. Yip, whose company serves 2,000 corporate customers, receives one to two such requests a day. Complainants should pay service providers to cover ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... starting next month with the Wan Chai Law Courts Building, to enable the public to send e-mails and text messages, and to post to blogs and microblogs. Professor Doreen Weisenhaus, a University of Hong Kong media law expert who approached the judiciary a year ago about the precedent from the UK, says: “It is gratifying to see that the Hong Kong judiciary is finally permitting live ...

  6. Charting corruption

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Philippines is ranked 139th, and 24th within Asia, on Transparency International's 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index (the smaller the score, the less corrupt the country). Hong Kong ranked 12th, and fourth best within Asia. These are two of the q ...

  7. Freedom at the heart of cyber law battles

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei Issues Impact of Cispa on the public The Hill, a newspaper in the city of Washington, reported that Cispa would create an exemption to all privacy laws. Companies ... for any lawful purpose so long as there is a significant cyber security or national security purpose. The programme is permanent and will be reviewed only annually by the inspector general ...

  8. Economic development should be key focus, survey finds

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Nine in 10 people in the city rate economic development as a key issue to be addressed in Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's forthcoming policy address, a University of Hong Kong survey has found. Respondents were asked to rate a range of issues ind ...

  9. Growth continues for mainland airlines

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Mainland carriers continued growing with a 23.2 per cent year-on-year increase in passengers last month, mainly due to a 54 per cent rise on international routes. Domestic and regional traffic grew 21.3 per cent and 68.3 per cent respectively ...

  10. Shippers say antitrust law is needed to rein in cartel

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... to rein in the container shipping lines that transport goods to the world's stores. Some heavy hitters are present, including United States Federal Maritime Commission chairman Richard Lidinsky and Hubert de Broca, the deputy head of the European Commission's transport antitrust unit. But it is possible shippers will be leaving empty-handed. Shippers and container lines have ...




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