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China's Drones Regulation: Where Is It Headed?
On 15 August 2015 and 1 July 2015, China released two announcements1 ("Announcements") regarding export restrictions of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ("UAVs"), commonly known as drones, before they can be approved for export overseas.
China
7 Jan 2016
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Best Practices On NFC Mobile Payments Issued In Hong Kong
Near field communication mobile payment services are on the rise in Hong Kong, and are offered in many retail outlets as a payment method.
Hong Kong
18 Dec 2013
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New Regulations Aimed At Improving Foreign Press Operations In Vietnam
On 23 October 2012 the Vietnamese Government issued Decree No. 88/2012/ND-CP (Decree 88) regulating the information and press activities of foreign correspondents and foreign agencies and organisations in Vietnam.
Vietnam
6 Dec 2012
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Online Registered Design Search
The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department Commenced The Soft Launch Of An Online Registered Design Search On 16 February 2004
Hong Kong
17 Mar 2004
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OFTA Issues a Class Licence for the Provision of In-building Telecommunications Systems
The issue of the Class Licence comes following the required process of consultation which took place in March/April 2002. In order to fall within the ambit of the Class Licence the proposed operator must comply with various conditions and fulfil certain requirements, some of which are summarised below.
Hong Kong
21 Oct 2002
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OFTA Issues Consultation Paper On The Creation Of A Class Licence For The Provision Of Public Wireless Local Area Network Services, and Announces a Proposed Exemption From Licensing for "Private" Telecommunications
On 2 August 2002, the Office of the Telecommunications Authority ("OFTA") issued a Consultation Paper inviting public views regarding the creation of a Class Licence for the provision of wireless Local Area Networks ("LANs") to the public in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong
 
20 Aug 2002
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Telecommunications (Amendments) Bill 2002 - to Control Merger and Acquisition Activities in the Telecommunications Market
The Telecommunications (Amendments) Bill 2002 was gazetted on 3rd May, 2002 and aims to amend the Telecommunications Ordinance to provide a legislative framework for the regulation of merger and acquisition activities in the telecommunications sector where such activities may reduce competition in the market.
Hong Kong
 
7 Aug 2002
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New Code of Practice on Protection of Customer Information for Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications Service Operators
On 17 June 2002, the Office of the Telecommunications Authority, acting in collaboration with the Consumer Council, the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, issued the Code to help ensure that data held by the Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications service operators, are properly protected from misuse
Hong Kong
 
7 Aug 2002
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New Measures for Landing Rights of Foreign Satellite Television
The Provisional Measures for the Administration of the Examination and Approval of the Landing of Foreign Satellite Television Channel (the "Measures") were promulgated by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television ("SARFT") and took effect from 1st February, 2002. The Measures aim at tightening control over foreign satellite television by regulating the approval system of all satellite broadcasting into the PRC.
Hong Kong
7 Aug 2002
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China Intends for a Digital Television System to be up and Running by 2010, and to Completely Replace its Analogue Broadcasting System by 2015
Digital Television ("DTV"), which includes High Definition Television ("HDTV") and Standard Definition Television ("SDTV"), is television in which the programmes are produced, encoded, transmitted, received and decoded using digital technology
Hong Kong
 
6 Aug 2002
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Changes to the Registration System of Technology Transfer Contracts in China
In the past, all technology transfer contracts had to be registered before they were legally enforceable in the PRC. However, according to the new regulations on technology import and export which came into effect on 1 January, 2002, a new category of technology, the import or export of which does not require the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation ("MOFTEC"), was created.
Hong Kong
6 Aug 2002
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Licensing of Mobile Telephone Jamming Devices
On 10 April 2002, in response to a LEGCO question, the Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting, Mrs Carrie Yau, outlined the Telecommunications Authority's ("TA") position on devices which block mobile communications. The use of such jamming devices is currently illegal in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong
 
6 Aug 2002
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Offences Committed By Viewing Child Pornography On Computers
The UK Court of Appeal in R v (1) Graham Westgarth Smith, (2) Mike Jayson (2002) held that mere internet browsing of web-pages, or opening of emails, containing indecent photographs of children is an offence under English Law (s1.(1) of the Protection of Children Act 1978). Hong Kong law differs from English law in this respect.
Hong Kong
 
6 Aug 2002
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The Office of the Telecommunications Authority Statement on 18 March 2002 of its Ciews on Interconnection Charges
The telecommunications industry cannot work without interconnection between different carriers. If the carriers cannot agree interconnection terms this has a negative effect on the market. Accordingly, the Telecommunications Authority ("TA") has a role in regulating interconnection arrangements to ensure there is interconnection.
Hong Kong
6 Aug 2002
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Overview Of The New Telecoms And Internet Regulations In The PRC
Overview Of The New Telecoms And Internet Regulations In The PRC
Hong Kong
12 Mar 2001
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