As with so many other industries — medical tourism, electric cars, phablets — Asia is widely considered to be the future of the Internet. There is, however, one very big “if”: If only the continent’s governments can get over their tendencies toward overregulation and censorship.
AIC Presentation: Cross Border Data Flows & International Trade: Developing New Rules for an Internet Economy
Cross Border Data Flows & International Trade: Developing New Rules for an Internet Economy
8th-9th October, Singapore 2013
The AIC believes that the Amendments to the Copyright Act B.E. 2537 (the “Copyright Act”) was proposed with good intentions to strengthen intellectual property rights (“IPR”) Protection in Thailand. The AIC, while supportive of the Ministry of Commerce’s (“MOC”) efforts to further IPR protection, thinks that such an Act, if not crafted clearly with a balanced and practical understanding of Online Service Providers operations, may place an undue burden on Internet companies. A Copyright Act, without a balanced view, will fail to curb the abuse of copyright infringement online effectively, and would also hinder the daily operations of legitimate Online Service Providers.
The Asia Internet Coalition Japan (AICJ) was established on September 25, 2013 by seven Internet companies (see appendix). Its mission is to properly represent industry opinion on policies and institutions in order to ensure the sustained and robust growth of the Internet industry and to encourage public debate on Internet related issues.
Dr. John Ure, AIC Executive Director, presented at the APrIGF
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fundamental to ensuring that Internet users have a good experience online and that their personal
information is protected.
AIC Comments on the Proposed Regulatory Regime for Stored Value Facilities and Retail Payment Systems in Hong Kong
We support the stated policy objectives in the Consultation Paper that are driving the intent to develop a
new regime for regulating Stored Value Facilities (SVF) and Retail Payment Systems (RPS). In particular we
welcome the specific acknowledgement of Hong Hong’s existing status as an International Finance Centre
(IFC) and its position as the global market leader in retail payment products and services.
The Asia Internet Coalition is pleased to announce its two Fellows, Shehla Rashid Shora and Astik Sinha. They will analyse the policy environment in India, identify potential opportunities and challenges to innovation. They will be expected to work collaboratively with stakeholders and make relevant recommendations regarding access, innovation and policy issues in India.
Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) statement on Vietnam’s Decree No. 72/2013/ND-CP of the Government Management, supply and use of Internet services and online information It is unfortunate that the Vietnamese government… Read more →
Since technology evolves very rapidly, we suggest that the law avoids being overly prescriptive in order to allow
flexibility by companies and by the Government. We suggest, where possible, to limit prescriptive measures to
Government systems and critical infrastructure so that private companies are able to continue innovating.
For the law to be enforceable and for companies to have certainty in complying with the law, it is important to
be explicit about what is allowed and what is prohibited. Articles that are overly broad should either be
clarified or removed.