Tag Archives: laws

Relish cultural treasure at National Library of China

(3 January 2018) Responding to China’s first library law which guarantees libraries’ cultural service function for the public, the National Library takes the lead in bringing traditional cultural gems closer to people in Beijing. On Jan 1, the library opened an exhibition on Siku Quanshu, also known as the Imperial Collection of Four. It is […]


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Official launch of Hong Kong e-Legislation

(20 February 2017)  The Department of Justice (DoJ) will launch a new electronic legislation database known as Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) at 7pm on February 24 to provide convenient and free public access to the Laws of Hong Kong. A DoJ spokesperson said today (February 20), “Access to law is a fundamental element of the rule […]


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China’s top judicial authority launches digital legal library

(23 November 2016) China’s Supreme People’s Court officially launched its digital library on 22 November in an effort to improve judicial transparency. The digital library serves as the country’s biggest online platform for juristic writings and records, offering public access to case information. The digital library is divided into six sections, while eight databases and […]


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IPI launches new online media laws database

(17 September 2015, Vienna) The International Press Institute (IPI) today launched a new online database aimed at cataloguing legal provisions affecting freedom of the press and expression on a country-by-country basis. The initial roll-out of the database features detailed information on defamation laws, parsed into 12 searchable categories, for countries in the European Union and […]


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Australia passes new law to stem the tide of eBook piracy

(23 June 2015) goodEreader reports that Australia has just passed a new law that would require internet service providers to block websites that show pirated material, such as eBooks. The websites are not up to the internet companies, instead publishers and rights holders have to make a case to the Federal government and demand sites […]


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LLMC digitizes primary legal sources on Myanmar

(19 February 2015) CRL’s partner, the Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC), recently assembled from various sources and digitized an extensive collection of early laws, codes, and jurisprudence from Myanmar (Burma) covering the years1872-1955. LLMC prioritized the content based on the interests expressed by legal scholars and students at Fordham Law School, who were performing field […]


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