Month: April 2011

  • Podcast: The Digital Edge 25: The #yorais mob

    John Lim, Grace Chin, David Lian and Foong Cheng Leong discuss: 1. Mark Zuckerberg says that the age of privacy is over – so can Malaysians expect our status updates and Twitter feeds to be private? 2. Minister for Information, Communications, Culture and Arts Datuk Seri Rais Yatim says that Malaysians should not be too […]

  • NTV7 Breakfast Show Interview – “Privacy and Data Protection” – 2.3.2011

  • BFM Podcast: The Legal Implications of Social Media: Defamation and Libel

    Foong Cheng Leong, Senior Associate, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill discusses the legal aspects of social media, focusing in particular on online defamation, admissibility of online data in courts, cybersquatting, domain disputes, and whether there should there be regulation of the Internet and social media, whether directly or indirectly. He also discusses the fine line […]

  • Life Online Show 16: Naughty things

    Podcast interview at the Life Online Show podcast on 2 February 2011. The following topics were discussed with host John Lim, David Wang from, David Lian from Text100, journalist Niki Cheong: 1) Groupon coming into Malaysia by acquiring 2) Google establishing a bigger foothold in Malaysia with an office in KLCC. 3) The […]

  • Right to Privacy in Malaysia: Do we have it?

    First published on “LoyarBurok and republished on Malaysia Insider on 21 February 2011 If someone installs a CCTV in front of your house, can you stop him from doing so? If our Prime Minister sends his best wishes for the festive seasons to your email and mobile, is he invading your privacy? Whats the state […]

  • Blog postings can backfire

    First published on The Star Newspaper on 20 January 2011. PUTIK LADA By FOONG CHENG LEONG Social media influence has hit court proceedings, with lawyers trolling blogs and Wikipedia in search of material that can help them argue the case for their clients. LAST year brought further interesting development to social media and laws all […]

  • Internet Service Provider Liability Act: Do we need one?

    An analysis of the potential repercussions of the proposed Internet Service Provider Liability Act. Recently, The Star reported that the Malaysian Parliament will be tabling the ISP Liability Act (”Act”). According to The Star, the Act makes internet service providers (ISPs) responsible for curbing online piracy. The ISP will be fined if they don’t take […]

  • Quick, throw your CDs away! There’s a roadblock!

    First published on LoyarBurok on 2 November 2010 For the past few months, an email has been circulating alleging that police and the enforcement division of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry’s (now the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives And Consumerism) have started operations to search and fine anyone who keeps pirated discs inside […]

  • Stemlife Berhad v Bristol-Myers Squibb (M) Sdn Bhd & Arachnid Sdn Bhd

    First published on 10 August 2009 CIVIL SUIT NO S6-23-95-2008 (HC) Arachnid Sdn Bhd (“Arachnid”) provides web development and related services. In 2003, Bristol-Myers Squibb (M) Sdn Bhd (“Bristol-Myers”) engaged Arachnid to set up a website, (“the website”). Arachnid thereafter also provided maintenance services for the website. The website hosts a forum known as […]

  • Philip Morris Products SA v Ong Kien Hoe & Ors

    First published on 22 October 2009 CIVIL SUIT NO S6-23-95-2008 (HC) Philip Morris Products SA (“Philip Morris”) is a manufacturer and distributor of cigarettes and tobacco products under the trade mark of ‘MARLBORO’ throughout the world and the proprietor of the registered trade mark “MARLBORO” in Malaysia. On 10 September 2002, the officers of the […]