KASS Managing Director, P. Kandiah, shares his thoughts on whether Malaysia is ready to become an Innovative Nation and what must be done so that our journey towards becoming a knowledge-based economy is not a wasted one:
Archives for December 2009
In a recent copyright infringement case in Singapore, the High Court has ordered a local Network Service Provider (NSP) to furnish Japanese Anime copyright owners with the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the NSP’s subscribers who had illegally downloaded Anime titles. Anime refers to a distinct type of cartoon animation originating from Japan.
The facts of the case are rather interesting. The case was filed by licensee Odex Pte. Ltd. (“Odex”), a Singapore company (and not the licensor/copyright owner). Odex is licensed to distribute various Anime titles in Singapore.
In its Statement of Claim, Odex requested that the NSP release the IP addresses of subscribers who were downloading Anime titles illegally. However, it was unsuccessful in obtaining the IP addresses as it was determined that Odex was not an exclusive licensee in Singapore.
Due to the very enthusiastic response for Services Export Fund Grant 4 (for Export Promotion Activities), the funds set aside have been fully utilized. Please note that MATRADE will no longer be accepting applications for Grant 4 for all eligible activities undertaken from 1 December 2009.
The following grants have also been suspended, effective 18 September 2009:
Grant 1: For Participating in Tenders for Studies
Grant 2: For Participating in Tenders for Projects or Preparing Proposals for Negotiated Projects
Grant 3: To Undertake Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies