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  1. Maritime security vital to counter threat of piracy

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 11:23am by Synergy Media Specialists

    ... Synergy Media Specialists Industry Reports by Synergy Media Specialists Piracy remains a continuing threat to seafarers around the world. In the waters off the Somali coast, between the Red Sea and Indian Ocean and in the Strait of Malacca between the Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, piracy is on the increase. It is estimated that US$15 billion is lost ...

  2. Business - China Business

    Console makers seen playing a losing game in China

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 01:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing, Tokyo and San Francisco With mainland games fans spoilt by piracy, the lifting of a ban on consoles is unlikely to make winners of the industry big names that have been ... anyway, and the decision to lift the ban on console sales presents a challenge, rather than a big opportunity. Vendors will need … a business model for a piracy-rich environment LISA HANSON, NIKO ...

  3. Business - China Business - LUXURY CARS

    Mercedes less wary about sharing know-how in renewed China push

    Posted May 29th 2014, 01:40pm by Reuters

    ... technological know-how owing to fears of piracy. This prevented the company from deepening its footprint in China, where foreign carmakers are required to work with local companies, at a time when its ...

  4. News - Asia - ANTI-PIRACY

    Vietnam arrests 11 on hijacked Malaysian ship

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 01:26pm

    ... said Noel Choong, head of the bureau’s Kuala Lumpur-based piracy reporting centre. After the centre sent out an alert, Vietnamese marine authorities managed to intercept the tanker on Thursday, ... of menace,” Choong said. “Ships sailing in the region should maintain anti-piracy watches especially at night in Asian waters.” In October, four Indonesian suspected pirates were arrested for trying ...

  5. Business - China Business - COPYRIGHT

    Microsoft asks Beijing to stop piracy at state-owned firms

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Petroleum giant among state-owned companies accused of using illegal software, sources say Microsoft asks Beijing to stop piracy at firms Software giant Microsoft Corp ... executive Steve Ballmer met Wang in Beijing in May, and the vice-premier pledged to crack down on software piracy, Xinhua reported at the time. In a speech at Peking University during the trip, ...

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    Alibaba in anti-piracy PR blitz

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 10:23am by Doug Young

    ... wants to be removed from the list of "Notorious Markets" for piracy published regularly by the US Trade Representative's office. The company found itself embarrassed last December ... anti-piracy campaign, since illegal copying of movies and TV shows is often listed as one of the key grievances against Chinese firms that engage in and facilitate piracy. The timing ...

  7. News - World - MARITIME DISPUTES

    Pirates hijack Singapore-owned tanker in Lagos

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 03:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... the International Maritime Bureau said on Wednesday. The vessel, which had 23 crew on board, was laden with fuel, the bureau’s Kuala Lumpur-based piracy reporting centre said, adding that the pirates were ... of the IMB’s Malaysia-based piracy reporting centre. The crew members had locked themselves in a safe room, said Choong, who added: “We are concerned about their safety and the spate of hijackings,” he ...

  8. Business - China Business - COPYRIGHT

    Taobao, Hollywood studios forge pact against piracy

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... on piracy fight Taobao Marketplace and Hollywood's major film studios have agreed to moves that aim to halt the sale and distribution of bootleg movies, television shows and other audio-visual ... anti-piracy measures. ...

  9. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Japan and Nato sign partnership agreement

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... co-operation with the Western alliance in areas such as counter-piracy, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. After addressing ambassadors from the 28 Nato nations, Abe drew a parallel between ... welcomed Japan's steps "to become a pro-active contributor to peace". "We share interests in countering piracy, countering terrorism. We share interests in disarmament," he ...

  10. iTunes won't put an end to piracy

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and in part a reason for piracy. But while its rolling out in our city and 11 other Asian markets last week finally gives a legitimate avenue to obtain a wide range of titles, it will not put an end ... or movies, piracy was inevitable. While downloading copyright material from websites and 'torrent' files has always been illegal, the lack of iTunes has, to some minds, made the practice ...




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