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  1. 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 ...

  2. Cyber crackdown goes beyond the law

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of censorship over the internet, but it has other ways. The case against Megaupload may or may not stand up, but it is enough to destroy it, guilty or not. Such selective application of law enforcement ...

  3. 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 ...

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

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

    ... Keith Wallis Asian and global shippers, the manufacturers and product suppliers that stock the world's store shelves, are midway through a three-day annual meeting seeking ways to rein in the container shipping lines that transport goods to the world ...

  5. Cyber criminals gigabytes ahead of HK laws

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Glen Norris

    ... of reported computer crimes- are brought to justice. Questions are now being raised about whether Hong Kong's cybercrime laws are falling behind international trends and whether this poses a threat to an economy intrinsically linked to electronic communication. Michelle Chan, a partner at Herbert Smith in Hong Kong, notes that most of the computer crime laws 'addressed ...

  6. Internet watchdog warns Google of 'consequences' of flouting law

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's top internet regulator warned yesterday that US internet giant Google must 'bear the consequences' if it failed to abide by Chinese law ... China's laws and regulations, and it will have to bear the consequences of doing so,' Li said on the sidelines of the national legislature's annual session. Since Google's statement ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Call for law to make producers responsible for electronic waste

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... It called for the prompt introduction of a producer-responsibility law. A spokesman for the group said the city produced about 1.5 million items of electronic waste each year, with 13,000 items, or fewer than 1 per cent, collected for recycling by the Environmental Protection Department. He urged the government to pass a law by the end of next year making producers responsible ...

  9. Undersecretary defends review of obscenity law

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Move will not throttle internet freedom, says deputy minister Undersecretary for commerce and economic development Greg So Kam-leung said the obscenity law review was not aimed ... the sharing fell within the definition of 'publication to the public' in law. 'Private communications are actually not exempt from the existing regulatory regime,' Mr So said. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital Lifestyle: Do you own your content?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... don't technically belong to us at all. The "download" is an intangible good, subject to very different laws. "Many will be surprised to know that the ownership of digital content is a personal right and may not be passed on to their estate when they pass away," says Tom Scourfield, a partner at the law firm CMS Cameron Mckenna in London. "This is in stark contrast ...




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