CyberLaws in Malaysia
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 16:21:39 +1100 (EST)
A Bulletin from the Dept of Foreign Affairs & Trade states that Malaysia is
introducing six 'cyberlaws', the first five in March/April 1997 and the
sixth later in 1997. They are:
- the Digital Signatures Act;
- the Multimedia Intellectual Property Act;
- the Computer Crimes Act;
- the Telemedicine Development Act;
- the Electronic Government Act; and
- the Multimedia Convergence Act.
They could, of course, be being precipitate; or just bluffing. Or
alternatively they could be doing the kinds of things that the government
of a genuinely clever country *would* do.
Meanwhile, the sole function of the Australian Minister for Communications
appears to be the maximisation of the sale value of Telstra ...
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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