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eLawyer – Exabytes Penang Bloggers & Law Forum 2009

June 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

(This is a video of previous eLawyer Blogging & Law Conference – March 2009)

Recently our newly appointed Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim urged bloggers to act and write in a responsible manners. He said bloggers who twist the truth shall face music and be held accountable. Please see more report here and our previous report.

As such, we deem the awareness of legal rights and responsibilities amongst bloggers is increasingly crucial. Bloggers should be aware of laws governing bloggersphere, especially, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998 (MCMC Act) and the relevant rules and guidelines of MCMC, laws relating to copyrights issues and defamation laws.

In fact, after successfully organised the eLawyer Blogging & Law Conference in March 2009 at University of Malaya, KL, we received many feedback from the Penang bloggers requesting us to organise the similar event in Penang.

With the assistance and sponsorship of Exa Bytes Network Sdn Bhd (“Exabytes”), the largest web hosting company in Malaysia, we are glad to announce that we will be seeing you in eLawyer – Exabytes Penang Bloggers & Law Forum 2009 in Penang on 27 June 2009.

The details of the conference are as follows:

Forum Name: eLawyer – Exabytes Penang Bloggers & Law Forum 2009
Date: 27 June 2009
Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Fees: F.O.C.
Venue: Dewan Kuliah G31, Pusat Pengajian Sains Komputer,
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang Campus (Landmark Masjid USM).
Organiser: eLawyer.com.my
This event is exclusively sponsored by Exabytes.com.my -The No.1 web hosting company in Malaysia

Topic 1: Bloggers & Copyrights Laws
Speaker: Mr. Foong Cheng Leong (Cheng Leong)
Brief profile: Cheng Leong is a practising lawyer in KL. He specialises in intellectual property laws practice. He is an active blogger and owner of www.xes.cx. Cheng Leong started blogging since 2001. He speaks frequently on intellectual property and internet laws.

Topic 2: Bloggers & Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998 (MCMC Act) and rules and guidelines of MCMC
Speaker: Mr.Shamsul Jafni Shafie (Sam)
Brief profile: Sam is the former director of Security, Trust and Governance Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. He was also the Work Area 5 Leader on “International Cooperation” to draft the Global Cybersecurity Agenda for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – http://www.itu.int.

Topic 3: Bloggers & Defamation Law
Speaker: Mr. Stephen Tan Ban Cheng (Stephen)
Brief profile: Stephen is a journalist-turned-lawyer. Currently, he is a practising lawyer in Penang. Stephen was a senior journalist in the famous local newspaper including New Strait Times and the Star for more than 20 years.

Moderator: Mr. Khairul Anuar bin Shaharudin (Kruel)
Brief profile: Kruel is the cybername for Khairul, who is a practising lawyer in KL and an avid bloggers. Kruel participated in numerous bloggers events and his blog Legal Cat-asthrophereceived well comments from the bloggersphere in Malaysia.

Registration: The admission to this Forum is FREE. However, due to limited seat, please R.S.V.P by sending your details (Name, Tel, Email, Occupation and Company/School) to forum@elawyer.com.my before 24 June 2009 or call 03-2782 5399 for more information.

See you at the conference!

Organiser:

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Exclusive Sponsor:

Exa Bytes Network Sdn Bhd -The No.1 web hosting company in Malaysia

Supporting Organisations:

Penang Bar Committee

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Online Media Partners:

 

www.NuffNang.com

www.MalaysiaKini.com

www.PetalingStreet.org

www.MerdekaReview.com

Webmaster Malaysia Forum
www.WebmasterMalaysia.com

Hope to see you there!

Tags: eLawyer · Malaysian Law News

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 eLawyer – Exabytes Penang Bloggers & Law Forum 2009 | w w w . x e s . c x // Jun 22, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    [...] from eLawyer’s website. Recently our newly appointed Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Datuk Seri Dr [...]

  • 2 Robert // May 31, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Can any one help me ??? Iam a American living in penang,on thursday nite 29/5/2010 i was hit by a car on my bike and he ran away, police dont seem to be doing any think about it what can i do??? I have the plate number……Thank you

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