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South Korea’s parliament has approved of a bill on Tuesday, the first of its kind in the world, requiring Google and Apple to allow users to pay for in-app purchases via alternative payment systems, as opposed to software developers using only their payment systems for in-app purchases.

Read more: South Korea approved bill for Google and Apple to allow third-party in-app payment

In a bid to persuade a Canadian court from refusing the US government’s extradition request of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, defense lawyers have questioned the reliability of information provided by the United States.

Read more: Huawei CFO case: defense says US extradition request info ‘unreliable’

Netflix has been ordered by a Seoul court to pay network usage fees to mobile carriers. This decision was reached after Netflix brought SK Broadband, the internet protocol subsidiary of SK Telecom to court, following a complaint filed against Netflix with the Korea Communications Commission in November 2019. Netflix had asked the court to review if the US-based over-the-top (OTT) content provider is obligated to pay for SK Broadband’s network usage.

Read more: Korean court orders Netflix to pay for network usage

By Sean D. Yates

Introduction

Comparative lawyers have for over a century examined the ways different legal orders organize their laws. They have observed how law travels, how rather than reinvent the wheel, lawmakers will often copy or borrow legal ideas from another place (or time) and use it themselves. Law, however, doesn’t always fit. That is, it doesn’t always do what it is supposed to do. It may fail to achieve its intended purpose, may do better than expected, or may end up fulfilling an unintended purpose. Comparatists have also therefore highlighted the importance of the social context from which law is taken and into which it is placed, and how the transplanting exercise inevitably results in the law in question undergoing a transformation. It is no longer the same law because it operates differently in a different social context.

Read more: Transplanting Legal Context without the Law: Double Criminality in Meng Wanzhou’s Extradition Case

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), an autonomous telecommunications regulatory body, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has approved international airlines to use Nepal’s Internet and telecom services for its passengers.

Read more: Nepal to debut Internet and telecom services on international airlines

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) issued the Final Awards to Singtel Mobile Singapore Pte Ltd (Singtel) and the Joint-Venture Consortium (JVCo1) formed by StarHub Mobile Pte Ltd (StarHub) and M1 Limited (M1), at the close of a rigorous and holistic 5G Call for Proposal (CFP) process. Singtel and JVCo were issued the Provisional Awards in April this year.

Read more: IMDA selects Singtel and JVCo for nationwide 5G rollout

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