The recent stand-off between DoctorxDentist (“DXD”), the Ministry of Health (the “Ministry”), the Singapore Medical Association (the “SMA”) and the Singapore Medical Council (the “SMC”) raises, amongst other things, a novel issue of contract law.
In the Singapore Business Times report dated 23 November 2020 (the “Report”), it was reported as follows:
“The SMC had asked DoctorxDentist, a medical review and consumer education website, to remove in full doctors listed on its platform for review, which it had taken from the SMC’s website without permission. This was to be done by Friday.
The threshold question though is whether a contract may be said to have been formed between content user, on the one hand, and content provider, on the other.