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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).

November 1, 2009 by

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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.

September 15, 2009 by


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.

August 2, 2009 by


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.

June 25, 2009 by


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.

May 31, 2009 by


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).

May 24, 2009 by


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.

May 4, 2009 by


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.

April 12, 2009 by


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.

March 16, 2009 by