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Tiger Woods and his SMS

Tiger Woods and his SMS

Now that the dust has died down, and just about any woman within clawing distance of Tiger Woods has emerged from the woodwork (no pun intended), I will add my commentary from the Tech-Legal perspective.It seems that the straw that broke the camel's back was an exchange of SMSes that took place, and were discovered when Tiger left his mobile phone behind.

published January 26, 2010 by

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Linking missing F5-E engines to tech import controls

Linking missing F5-E engines to tech import controls

Two weeks ago, we read news that two F5-E jet fighter engines belonging to the Malaysian air force were discovered to be missing. Reports suggested the engines may have been sold to various parties before ending up in an unnamed Middle Eastern country that is currently under U.

published January 4, 2010 by

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Chilling reflections on the tube

Chilling reflections on the tube

I recently traveled on the underground rail system in the United Kingdom. At one of the stations, a commuter attempted to board when it was too late by sticking his leg and umbrella through the door.

published December 24, 2009 by

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Amendments to empower Copyright Tribunal

Amendments to empower Copyright Tribunal

As a lawyer, I often inform my clients about the need to clear licenses with the various licensing societies whenever they use works belonging to other parties. This is especially familiar to those in the entertainment industry, for example, a singer who wants to re-record a version of a song written by someone else.

published November 22, 2009 by

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In remembrance: DRMs

In remembrance: DRMs

Last week, I was at a WIPO-organized forum on copyright and related rights in Singapore.Several persons spoke about digital rights management (or DRMs).

published November 1, 2009 by

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How tech-savvy should lawyers be?

How tech-savvy should lawyers be?

I recently attended an event for lawyers involved in the technology field.When one of the speakers went up, he asked how many lawyers in the audience had recently completed an eBay transaction.

published September 15, 2009 by

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Singapore blazes into e-discovery of evidence

Singapore blazes into e-discovery of evidence

The Singapore courts operate the dispute resolution mechanism by the application of the Rules of Court, as well as various practice directions issued and compiled from time to time.An important part of the litigation process is the discovery process, where parties in the course of preparation leading to the trial, seek to uncover evidence held by other parties.

published August 2, 2009 by

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The day tech saved me

The day tech saved me

A few months ago, I accepted an invitation from my car manufacturer to attend a driver orientation program. During that course, we were shown some fancy features of the bar.

published June 25, 2009 by

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Software makers to be held more accountable?

Software makers to be held more accountable?

Software companies throughout the world are taking note of moves in Europe to subject software to the same consumer protection standards as other goods, such as cars and home appliances. My firm has just written a written alert on it.

published May 31, 2009 by

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How confidential is confidential?

How confidential is confidential?

Although this post is about the Aware's instructor guide, I would like to state from the outset that I am not going to comment about the Old Guard, the New Guard, the Old New Guard, homosexuality or religion (if you are not aware of these terms, then you do not need to know them for the purpose of this blog).

published May 24, 2009 by

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What in the world is Internet self-regulation?

What in the world is Internet self-regulation?

A few months ago, Singapore Minister Lui Tuck Yew commented that the Internet community in Singapore missed the chance to show that it could shoulder a higher degree of self-regulation by not rebutting many of the online attacks on Member of Parliament Seng Han Thong who was physically attacked.To be fair, everyone has been throwing about the term "self-regulation" long enough but we are not quite sure what kind of creature this is.

published May 4, 2009 by

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Scholars living in glasshouses

Scholars living in glasshouses

This is not about Alice in Wonderland but about a Singapore government scholar by the name of Eng Kai Er. It seems Eng, who graduated from Cambridge University, is a 2007 A*Star National Science Scholarship (NSS) recipient doing her Ph.

published April 12, 2009 by

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Pushing the limits of harassment

Pushing the limits of harassment

In Talking Cock the Movie, a parody portrayed a young man who had joined his father's loan-shark business and hatched the idea of using e-mail messages to make demands for repayment. Such notices would otherwise have required the pasting of notices on one's door.

published March 16, 2009 by

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