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Media Law in Singapore, Third


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Media Law in Singapore
Jan 2011


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This book contains chapters on the law of defamation, media contracts, the law of confidence, the law of copyright, rights clearance and regulation of the media in Singapore. Relevant cases are discussed to illustrate legal concepts and to demonstrate how the law operates in practice. Significant updates in this edition includes:

  • A discussion of the law of contempt of court in the light of Shadrake Alan v Attorney-General.
  • Commentary on the caess of PP v Ong Kian Cheong & Anor and PP v Koh Song Huat Benjamin and Anor concerning seditious publications.
  • A discussion of the concept of "responsible journalism" as a ground for invoking the defence of qualified privilege with regard to the defamation cases of Lee Hsien Loong v The Singapore Democratic Party & Ors & Another Suit and Review Publishing Co Ltd and Anor v Lee Hsien Loong and Anor Appeal.
  • Commentary on the latest amendments to the Copyright Act, as well as discussions of the cases of Baigent v Random House Group Ltd, NewspaperLicensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV, Lucasfilm Ltd v Ainsworth, RecordTV Pte Ltd v Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd and Odex Pte Ltd v Pacific Internet.

Also included are sample media production agreements.


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