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  • China issues new Online Publication Rule


    Submitted: 09 March 2016

    China government issues a new Online Publication Rule, which potentially leaves a room for foreign companies to participate into online publication business.

  • China courts imposed heavier obligations on internet service providers Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 17 March 2014 / Submitted: 17 March 2014

    Two recent copyright cases against ISPs impose heavier obligations on ISP to take proactive measures to prevent spread of pirate copies.

  • New policy on establishing Value-Added Telecommunications Services (VATS) in Shanghai free trade zone Restricted access


    Submitted: 10 February 2014

    A new policy has been released regarding the reducing or removal of some foreign ownership restrictions in relation to Value-Added Telecommunications Services in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.

  • The shape of things to come: AudioVisual sector consolidation Restricted access


    Submitted: 16 May 2013

    In the fields of music and publishing, we have seen substantial consolidation among the record labels and publishers, at least in part to act as a counterbalance to the growing power of digital distributors. Is this the future for the audiovisual sector?

  • Social Media: legal pitfalls Restricted access


    Submitted: 15 March 2013

    Regulation on use of social media for advertising medicines.

  • Cyber security White Paper 2012 Restricted access


    Submitted: 14 September 2012

    A Unified Force: Why business, government and the cyber security industry must work together to prevent attacks.

  • Twitter ye not - a salutary tale on social media Restricted access


    Submitted: 10 February 2012

    A decision of the Bar Standards Board that highlights potential risks to professionals in embracing social media.

  • New media content guidance in the UAE Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 07 March 2011 / Submitted: 07 March 2011

    The legal landscape of media regulation in the Middle East is developing quickly. Following the much publicised role of public activism through online social networks in the recent political upheaval across much of the Middle East, regulation of content h

  • The Digital Economy Act Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 20 April 2010 / Submitted: 19 March 2010

    Amidst a great deal of press coverage and criticism regarding the lack of proper parliamentary scrutiny, the Digital Economy Act 2010 received royal assent on 08 April, having completed its progress through the House of Commons as part of the `wash up` pr

  • Proposed changes to the UAE media law Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 23 July 2009 / Submitted: 23 July 2009

    A discussion of the new draft media law awaiting ratification by the UAE Cabinet

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