15 Jan '12, 6am

Dear all involved in tech, here's the news which our Minister of Law hinting at a SOPA/PIPA law in Singapore:

SINGAPORE: A robust Intellectual Property (IP) environment is essential to the growth of Singapore's creative economy. And, the government is looking at ways to deal with online piracy, which continues to be a problem here. Law Minister K Shanmugam said while Singapore has made good progress in eradicating physical piracy such as bootleg DVDs, it still has some way to go in battling online piracy compared to neighbouring countries, as it is a highly-digitised nation. Law Minister K Shanmugam said this at the launch of "The Mortal Enemy", the winning trailer for The Originals Get Reel Contest. The contest, a public outreach initiative, aims to raise awareness and respect for Intellectual Property in Singapore. Speaking after the launch, Mr Shanmugam said his ministry is in discussion with the Motion Picture Association on the piracy issue. While there's no clear solution to...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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