After the Edison Chen episode, Singapore just had to get in on some action. Videos and censorship have recently made their way to the legal headlines again.
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Called to the Singapore and English Bars, Bryan Tan has practised in two of Singapore's largest law firms and an international law firm. Bryan led many industry firsts including the first mass e-mail defamation case in the world, Singapore's first publicised telecoms competition dispute, a pan-Asian co-branded travel portal, the first privately-funded cable landing project in Singapore and the world's first registrar-level domain name dispute. His areas of practice include IT, telecommunications, biotechnology and bioinformatics, Chinese intellectual property, entertainment law and corporate work. He is also an author of Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia: E-Commerce. He also co-wrote the Singapore chapter of 'Digital Evidence' with Prof. Daniel Seng and is writing Halsbury's Laws of Singapore: E-Commerce.
I know this sounds like a Stephen King on Discovery channel special but it is not.Life is sometimes funny.
Even lawyers need help--a new initiative was launched in early January to help lawyers keep in touch with developments. Singapore Law Watch is a free "one-stop" legal news service bringing timely notifications of changes to laws and related developments.
The buzz from the region has been on Edison Chen's gift to fans around the world--a whopping collection of pictures and videos that would otherwise have never seen the light of day. Despite initial attempts to claim otherwise, it seems this is the real mccoy (the key word being "seems" because no one has admitted to this thus far) and not the work of some Photoshop protagonist.
So it seems that yet another leak of e-mail addresses has occurred in Singapore. People are fearing that spammers who get hold of such lists would have a field day.
We have just read about game companies asking for boardgames Scrabble and Boggle to be taken down from Facebook, as it is deemed that such games are too close to the original version of these boardgames.Protecting game format has also been an intriguing part of copyright, primarily because copyright famously "does not protect an idea but only the expression of the idea".
As this is my blog debut, I decided to start off with something of a general nature--traps. Not the kind attached to your head but traps to catch the unsuspecting.