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Andy Leck (Baker McKenzie): The Copyright Law 2019 brings Myanmar’s copyright regime in line with international standards

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On 7 August 2023, the Myanmar Intellectual Property Department (MIPD) announced that the Copyright Law 2019 will come into force in October 2023. The bill is a major modernisation of the country's copyright framework.

Andy Leck, managing principal of Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow in Singapore, a member firm of international law firm Baker McKenzie, offers here an overview of the key points contained in the law, in a post co-penned with Kyi Chan and Aye Myo.

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FCC starts process to re-establish ‘net neutrality rules’ for broadand providers

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"Net neutrality" is back on the agenda of the Federal Communications Commission in the US, four years after it was repelled by the previous administration.

Jessica Rosenworcel, Chairwoman of the FCC, has issued a proposal of a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) as the first step in reestablishing the FCC’s oversight over broadband and restoring “uniform nationwide ‘net neutrality’ rules, which would allow the FCC to protect internet openness and consumers, defend national security, ...

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European creators’ organisations call for a human-centric approach to generative AI

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A coalition of 13 organisations representing creatives in Europe have called for a human centric approach to generative AI, built upon principles of "informed consent, transparency, fair remuneration and contractual practices."

While AI represents "an extraordinary technological advancement with immense potential to enhance various aspects of our lives, including in our sectors," the signatories added that it was crucial "to recognise that alongside these benefits, there exists a darker aspe...

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FTC and 17 states file competition lawsuit against Amazon for dominant position

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 17 state attorneys general have sued Amazon.com, alleging that the online retail and technology company is "a monopolist that uses a set of interlocking anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain its monopoly power."

The 172-page complaint focuses on what is described as Amazon’s "ongoing pattern of illegal conduct [which] blocks competition, allowing it to wield monopoly power to inflate prices, degrade quality, and stifle innovation f...

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