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According to the State Courts’ hearing list published on its website, a hearing is scheduled on Friday (Jan 12) where set-top box distributor Synnex Trading and its client, An-Nahl, a wholesale goods retailer located in Tanjong Katong Complex, could become the first Android box sellers to be hauled to court under the Copyright Act.
Synnex Trading’s director Jia Xiaofen and An-Nahl’s director Abdul Nagib Abdul Aziz were named as defendants as well.
Copyright 2017 Media Corp Pte Ltd | All Rights Reserved Man who drafted contracts discussed terms, acted in agreement with seniors, US court told A former Keppel Offshore & Marine (KOM) lawyer drafted contracts used to pay bribes to Brazilian officials after "discussing the economic terms" with his seniors at Keppel and "acting in agreement" with them and others at the Singapore company.
Jeffery Shiu Chow, 59, who had been a lawyer with KOM's legal department for over 25 years, was also allowed to return to Singapore to assist with investigations into one of the biggest corruption cases here.
To bring about a private prosecution, the complainants would have to go through a few hurdles, including getting a fiat or a permission from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), said Mr Leong.
They have to show that an offence has been disclosed before prosecution can be brought against the defendants.
TODAY had reported last month about legal set-top boxes flying off the shelves at Sim Lim Square.
The criminal case proceeded to court after all parties involved in the case could not reach a settlement following the filing of a Magistrate’s Complaint.In an unprecedented case, a group of rights owners — including telcos here — have sought a private prosecution against two companies and their directors for selling legitimate set-top boxes which give users unbridled access to copyrighted programmes.Lawyers whom TODAY spoke to said the case could be a landmark, as it provides an opportunity for the court to clarify its legal positions on the law concerning set-top boxes which do not store or decrypt copyrighted content.Mr Gane had voiced concerns over the “overt sales” of set-top boxes in malls and IT fairs.This, he said, is rarely seen “in such volume” in other parts of the region.