Deep in Mormon country, thousands of labourers have worked for two years to build a US$1.7 billion facility that will provide a new home for the NSA's exponentially expanding information store. Sited on an unused swath of a National Guard base, by September it will employ about 200 technicians, span 93,000 square metres and use 65 megawatts of power.Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 6:51am
John Lee King-cheung and sister Susan Lee So-fong, directors of Tom Lee Music Company and five other family-run companies, asked the Court of First Instance yesterday to order younger brother Henry Lee King-shing and employee Katherine Ng Kit-yee to let them inspect the companies' accounts.10 May 2013 - 4:46am
As one of the most efficient e-services provided by the Hong Kong government, the Companies Registry regularly receives awards and recognitions. The e-Registry service in particular is popular, with around 2 million website visits per year.7 Mar 2013 - 6:51am
Travelling to Traverse City, Michigan, in cold, rainy October, serendipity struck in funny ways. In a bookshop, I picked up a 2010 book by the Serbian physicist Vlatko Vedral, Decoding Reality, which sees the world through the lens of quantum information.10 Nov 2012 - 12:56am
Hong Kong's creative minds have joined forces to demand that the government rethink the controversial copyright amendment bill and listen to the needs of artists in drafting the law.5 May 2012 - 12:00am
The government's copyright amendment bill has been dubbed the Article 23 of the cyber world. It may just suffer the same fate as the original.28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
A mathematics scholar from Thailand devised a textbook method of leveraging his Asian background into sizeable earnings, and the US Supreme Court agreed last week to decide whether his business plan is legal.25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Mainland musicians and music associations have criticised a draft amendment to a copyright law, saying it will harm their interests and stifle originality.
Their response comes after the proposed amendment was issued last week for public consultation.9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Couch potatoes need no longer be confined to the living room. A new device will allow viewers to watch free and pay TV on mobile phones and tablets anywhere, anytime.27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Copyright bill aims for balance
I refer to your editorial ('Bill puts internet freedom to the test', June 7), which quite rightly highlighted the importance of striking a reasonable balance between protecting copyright and promoting creativity on the one hand, and safeguarding the free flow of information in the digital environment on the other hand.17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Any brief surf of the internet will reveal a flourishing pool of users with immense creativity. Social media outlets like YouTube have been flooded with entertaining video clips, including some political parodies of senior officials and tycoons caught up in controversies. Some productions are of high quality.7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
People in creative industries are praised for their ideas and originality. But some 'fans' take that praise too far. Local artist Prudence Mak Ngai-tuen, founder of Chocolate Rain, knows first-hand the pain of having her original work copied by others.27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
A design company has sued the organisers of the International Film Festival and Asian Film Awards for breaching its copyright on designs it says it developed.
Redder Door filed the claim at the Court of First Instance against the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and DotAsia Organisation, which oversees the '.Asia' Web domain registry.21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Seven people were arrested after customs officers seized fortune-telling books, suspected to be pirated, from vendors on Wednesday.
A total of 140 books worth about HK$6,200 were confiscated.
They were books by fung shui masters Mak Ling-ling, Peter So Man-fung, Edward Li Kui-ming and Lam Kwok-hung.22 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Mainland television networks need to learn from overseas media how to protect their intellectual property, a senior executive of CCTV says.25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am