June 15, 2009
Recently, newly appointed Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim urged bloggers to act and write responsibly. He said bloggers who twist the truth shall be held accountable.
In the light of such developments, bloggers need to have more awareness of legal rights and responsibilities including 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.
Recently, e-lawyer successfully organised the eLawyer Blogging & Law Conference in March 2009 at University of Malaya, KL. Subsequently, they received much feedback from Penang bloggers requesting them 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, the eLawyer - Exabytes Penang Bloggers & Law Forum 2009 in will be held at USM, 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
Venue: Dewan Kuliah G31, Pusat Pengajian Sains Komputer, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang Campus (Landmark Masjid USM).
This event is exclusively sponsored by www.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 seats, please R.S.V.P by sending your details (Name, Tel, Email, Occupation and Company/School) to:
firstname.lastname@example.org before 24 June 2009 or call 03-2782 5399 for more information.
Please try to be there, especially bloggers from Penang and the northern region.
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Posted by M ws at Monday, June 15, 2009