Posts Tagged: legal


China closes movie piracy sites

Days after promising to go legit, police in China raid offices of notorious video piracy app

Police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen performed a raid this morning on the offices of one of China’s most notorious video piracy...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 9:23 pm
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Philippines Cybercrime Law - who does it really protect?

Philippines Cybercrime Law: who does it really protect?

It’s been over a month since the Philippines Supreme Court signed the Cybercrime Prevention Act into law. For many people who feel that th...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 2:23 pm
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China ecommerce

New regulations force China’s e-stores to offer hassle-free, 7-day product returns

All e-commerce sites operating in China must soon offer hassle-free seven-day product returns to their customers. This new regulation from C...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 2:16 pm
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Singapore startups, use these open-source investment templates, save yourselves from grief

As mentors at Singapore-based accelerator JFDI, lawyer Huifen Zheng and angel investor Bernard Leong noticed a trend: While startups and ang...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 9:23 am
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Qihoo Baidu lawsuit apology

Very Very Sorry: Qihoo Loses Second Lawsuit This Week, This Time to Search Engine Rival Baidu

Chinese web company Qihoo has lost its second lawsuit and legal tussle this week. This time, Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) was up against search engine ...

  • April 27, 2013
  • at 4:55 pm
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How to safeguard confidential information about your company

By Huifen Zheng, legal counsel. All views expressed here are strictly in her personal capacity. A company’s confidential information f...

  • April 12, 2013
  • at 8:21 am
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LawPath lets companies subscribe to legal services at low cost

While legal advice is necessary for companies, it is expensive. To tackle this, a new service called LawPath has been started in Australia t...

  • February 18, 2013
  • at 9:56 am
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Game on? China Contemplating End to Gaming Consoles Ban

My gaming fanatic colleague Charlie just sent me an email at midnight in his timezone (he’s in the US), so either it’s a drunken...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 1:59 pm
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Read this before you sign that legal agreement

If you can tell the difference between elegant code and shoddy cut-and-paste jobs, then you should also easily be able to tell when legal "c...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 10:21 am
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Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation

Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation: report

The troubled Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange was hoping to revive and restart business. But all that ends today with Mt. Gox filing for liquidation...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 2:14 pm
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bitcoin in japan

Japan rules on bitcoin, says it’s not a currency

Prompted by the turmoil surrounding the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, Japan’s government has finally spoken out on the crypto-...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 2:34 pm
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Nokia India tax dispute

Nokia offers $369 million to resolve Indian tax tussle that could scupper Microsoft buy-out

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) offer to acquire Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) phone business set off a major tax dispute in India. Wi...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 10:56 am
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New laws to watch out for if you’re running a tech company in Southeast Asia

Updated: 16 August Southeast Asia has diverse markets and legal jurisdictions. So, if you’re running an internet company in the region...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 9:05 pm
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Qihoo loses Tencent lawsuit

Qihoo Loses Tencent Lawsuit (Again), Must Pay Fine and Show Frontpage Apology (Again)

A web-based battle between two Chinese internet giants that dates back to 2010 is finally being put to rest today. Sort of. The Guangdong Hi...

  • April 25, 2013
  • at 4:11 pm
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Illegal E-Commerce: Buying Guns Online in China is Apparently Pretty Easy

Like many of our readers, I was intrigued by my colleague Enricko’s recent post on an Indonesian e-commerce site selling guns online. ...

  • February 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Xiaomi Box on sale soon

New Partnership Means Xiaomi Box No Longer Banned, Sales in 3 Cities Starting Soon

On Friday evening we suggested that the Apple TV-esque Xiaomi Box had risen from the dead after being given regulatory approval. And that...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 7:23 pm
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Xiaomi Smart TV

Xiaomi Box Finally Gets Regulatory Approval, Can Soon Go on Sale

Remember the set-top streaming device from Xiaomi which was seemingly killed off by China’s media regulators before it even hit the st...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 10:49 pm
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China internet law legalizes censorship

China’s New Internet Law Legalizes Deletion of “Illegal” Content, Bad News for Sina Weibo

China’s tightened internet controls were passed into law earlier today. As well as requiring broadband and mobile internet providers to ha...

  • December 28, 2012
  • at 7:38 pm
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