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David v Goliath circa 2010.

In biblical days, the Valley of Elah saw a clash where the combatants lent their names to the phrase that now depicts a one-sided battle ending in favour of the smaller opponent.The highest court of Singapore delivered a judgement on Wednesday in favor of technology company, RecordTV, against Singapore broadcaster MediaCorp.

December 2, 2010 by


Clash of the titans part 3?

My office sits across the headquarters of Singapore's largest bank, which was the scene of what some called the most widespread Internet banking outage in Singapore this week.According to media reports, senior DBS management physically went down to bank branches, apologized publicly and promised investigations into the seven-hour long incident.

July 9, 2010 by


When tears get in your eyes

I don't practise in an area of law called Family Law. It is an area which deals with family relationships and primarily revolve around divorce (including maintenance and custody issues).

May 11, 2010 by


When Jack went up the hill

Like many powerful men before him, Jack Neo, once Singapore's most famous cross-dresser became Singapore's most famous adulterer.While many facets of public comment have surfaced--whether the acts were moral, whether there was undue pressure, the loyal response of the faithful wife, the defence of the friends and the daringness of the women involved--the same point intrigues me as with the cases of Hugh, Tiger, Kobe and Terry.

April 5, 2010 by


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.

January 26, 2010 by


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.

January 4, 2010 by


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.

December 24, 2009 by


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.

November 22, 2009 by