Book Review: Information and Communications Technology Law in Singapore by Warren B Chik and Saw Cheng Lim

3 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2021

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Roger Brownsword

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law

Date Written: September 2020

Abstract

Just over twenty years ago, Singapore became a global leader in legislating for e-commerce. At that time, not only was it the case that books on Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) Law, or Internet Law, or the like, did not exist, there was also a view that books on such a niche area of law would be unhelpful. As Judge Frank Easterbrook famously contended in “Cyberspace and the Law of the Horse” (1996), a course on the ‘Law of Cyberspace’ would be as misconceived and unilluminating as a course on ‘The Law of the Horse’. What Easterbrook said about courses on cyber law would no doubt apply in the same way to books on that subject. Yet, Easterbrook’s reservations notwithstanding, courses on ICT Law have proliferated; books on ICT Law have proliferated; and, this book by Warren Chik and Saw Cheng Lim, in which the authors offer readers their expert commentary on ICT Law in Singapore, is another valuable addition to the literature of cyberlaw.

Suggested Citation

Brownsword, Roger, Book Review: Information and Communications Technology Law in Singapore by Warren B Chik and Saw Cheng Lim (September 2020). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, Sep 2020, pp 772-774, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3768283

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