Bread & Kaya
2014 was another interesting year in cyberspace for Malaysia’s legal fraternity, with numerous charges being made against statements made online and offline, writes Foong Cheng Leong, who gives us a rundown.
DNA columnist Foong Cheng Leong looks into the intricacies of tracing someone online, the rights of both victim and perpetrator, and how Section 114A applies.
The recent report that Malaysian police are investigating a Penang teenager under the Sedition Act 1948 for liking the ‘I love Israel’ Facebook page has raised more than a few eyebrows. DNA columnist Foong Cheng Leong looks at the legal implications.
There is no specific Malaysian law that criminalises stalking and harassment, and It's time for the Parliament to look into this before it’s too late, writes Foong Cheng Leong.
Netizens are riled up over the blog that posted pictures of young Malaysian girls, many of them minors, but determining which laws could be applied against the blogger in question is a challenge, writes Foong Cheng Leong.
A summary of the plethora of Malaysian cases involving the online world in 2013 The Government still needs to look at legislation to address many other issues Bread & Kaya by Foong Cheng Leong
The fact that the week’s most-read story was about a ‘naughty’ blog and not one about the serious issues affecting the tech ecosystem has DNA founder Karamjit Singh bemused.
The MCMC made reference to the CCTV recording of the deadly shooting of Ambank officer Norazita Abu Talib when it said that the dissemination of gruesome recording and images was an offence under sections of the CMA, which is stretching the applicability of these laws too far, writes Foong Cheng Leong.
Always register your product or company name, and always choose a distinctive mark that can be registered and protected, writes Foong Cheng Leong.
To use a trademark legally, one must seek permission from the proprietor of the trademark. However, you can use Facebook’s trademarks without asking for express permission provided that you satisfy its brand guidelines, writes Foong Cheng Leong.