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- Software Patents: Background, Discussion and Illustration of Harm by Khairil Yusof — last modified 2006-05-22 03:06 PM
- Currently software patents are not explicitly recognized in Malaysia and it should remain so. There is no hope of us ever achieving technological independence and building our domestic software capacity if software patents are allowed. Local software developers and companies will suffer as they have little or no patents arsenal to fall back on in the case of a software patent infringement lawsuit and many will also lack the financial and legal resources needed to fight a lawsuit. It will surely blow out whatever spark there is currently in our fledgling local software industry and in the end only large established multinational software companies will be left here.
- Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act by Khairil Yusof — last modified 2006-05-22 03:13 PM
- There are strong benefits to limiting the liability of ISP's. However, the current structure of safe harbors in the US lead ISP's to err on the side of restricting users activities and the lack of judicial oversight has lead to copyright owners exerting far too much power against those who are alleged infringing. Amendments to the current safe harbor provisions should be incorporated to remove the ability of unscrupulous copyright owners to abuse the law to their benefit.