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eLawyer Law Conference 2009 – Blogging & Law

February 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments

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Anyone can blog. Anyone can also blog and get sued or sometimes facing the threat of being sentenced to spend years in jail.

It is however, understandable that not every blogger is well versed with the law, and therefore don’t know their rights and liabilities. Here are a few examples of which you may be able to relate to:

- Is it against the law when I link to other blogs?- What should I do if someone claims that I have infringed his or her copyrights?

- Do I have rights to ask someone to remove the link to my blog?

- Can I use pictures found in other websites or google images?

- If I found out others have defamed me in their blogs, what should I do?

This is the reason eLawyer.com.my brings you the eLawyer Law Conference 2009, themed “Blogging and Law”. It is our sincere hope that bloggers will have the sufficient legal awareness in them that they are able to protect themselves in case of defamation claim or accusations of copyright infringements.

The details of the conference are as follows:

Theme: Blogging and LawDate: 14 March 2009

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Fees: F.O.C.

Venue: Auditorium Tun Mohd Suffian, UM Law Faculty

Topic 1: Blogging & Intellectual Property Law in Malaaysia (By Mr. Foong Cheong Leong, KL Lawyer & Blogger)

You will learn about:

1. Is it against the law when I link to other blogs?

2. What should I do if someone claims that I have infringed his or her copyrights?

3. Do I have rights to ask someone to remove the link to my blog?

4. Can I use pictures found in other websites or google images?

And many more…

Topic 2: Blogging & Defamation Law in Malaaysia (By Mr. Nizam Bashir, Malacca Lawyer & Blogger)

You will learn about:

1. What amount to defamatory statement?

2. What should I do if someone claims that the content of my blog defames him?

3. If I have found out others have defamed me in their blog, what shall I do?

4. What are the remedies available for defamation action?

And many more…

Registration: The admission to this conference is FREE. However, please R.S.V.P by sending your details (Name, Tel, Email, Occupation and Organisation) to forum@elawyer.com.my on or before10 March 2009 (extended).

Note: We will hold the award ceremony of Legal Blog Writing Contest 2008 in conjunction with this law conference. As such, we urge those who have taken part in the said contest to attend this conference.

See you at the conference!

Supporting Organisations:

Malaysian Law Students Alliance

Law Students’ Society

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Law Society of National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Law Society of KDU College (KDU)

Law & Commerce Society

Management & Science University

Online Media Partners

www.nuffnang.com

www.MalaysiaKini.com

www.MerdekaReview.com

Malaysia Bloggers Forum

www.MalaysiaBloggers.com

Webmaster Malaysia Forum

www.WebmasterMalaysia.com

Youth Malaysia

www.youthsays.com

Tags: Blogging & I · Malaysian Law News

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Michelle // Feb 16, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Now all I need is airfare to Malaysai. Sounds like a good conference.

    PS Hi Eddie, long time, no see. Now how come I haven’t been here lately? Sill me…

  • 2 Mythicizer // Feb 20, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Eddie.. will see you in the conference..

  • 3 Eddie Law // Mar 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Michelle – I hope next time I could afford to buy an air ticket to Canada…

    James- Thanks. see you there.

  • 4 Ricky // Mar 14, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Been useful. Thanks. For next such event perhaps can consider longer time, make it less conference like (unconference), more participatory, even facilitator-led group discussion types… haha just wild thoughts.. congrat!

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