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Bloggers can breathe easier
One of the problems with allowing comments on your blog is that somebody might post a comment that will get you in trouble because it's defamatory or libelous.The US Supreme Court has unanimously concluded that federal law insulates Internet providers and websites against lawsuits for the inflammatory statements of others.
M'sian bloggers sued
Bloggers Jeff Ooi and Ahirudin bin Attan have been sued for defamation by the New Straits Times, an English language daily, and several individuals who worked or are currently working there.Several newswire agencies have reported that this is the first instance of bloggers being sued for libel in Malaysia.
Soft loans for technopreneurs
Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV) has launched a small-contract financing scheme for ICT projects valued between RM250,000 (US$73,436) and RM2 million (US$587,485).The small-contract financing offered by MDV provides financing of up to 85 percent of a project's contract value and loan tenure of up to three years, depending on the amount borrowed.
E-media contest for Asean
SEACEM, ChangeFusion and Freevoice are now accepting applications for "ASEAN E-Media Startups Competition".The goal is to identify talented e-media startups in Asean that bring independent news and views with financial sustainability in order to enhance freedom of expression, openness and political and economic liberty in the region.