Copyright In The Structural Elements Of A Building?
Mondaq - 2018-09-26
Once the defendant's facility was completed the plaintiff commenced an action for copyright infringement. The plaintiff alleged infringement of the copyright in the plans relating to their initial structure and the resultant architectural work consisting ...

Why not palace jokers?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-26
The news yesterday was all about Trillanes, the outspoken Senator who has suddenly been "deprived" of the amnesty granted him by a previous administration. After weeks of getting out of the way of his arresters by holing up in the Senate, they finally ...

Cosby gets 3 to 10 years for sexual assault
Sun Star - 2018-09-26
The sentencing came as another extraordinary #MeToo drama unfolded on Capitol Hill, where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago. Women's advocates hailed Cosby's sentence as a landmark #MeToo ...

368 construction workers in Clark receive 2.2M monetary claims
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-26
A total of 368 construction workers in Clark Freeport Zone receive P2.2 million monetary claims from their employer through the Single Entry Approach of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE Region 3) CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept 26 (PIA ...

Copyright Owners Should Prepare For Music Royalty Reform
Law360 - 2018-09-25
Streaming services will gain the right to use any song managed by the collective and remain immunized from copyright infringement lawsuits. Major questions remain as to the effect of the MMA prior to its enactment in 2019. First, it is unclear how the ...

Duterte removes non-tariff barriers to agri imports
philstar.com - 2018-09-25
The senator also expected the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA ... the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (SEIPI) released a statement warning that the bill would force them to lay off 140,000 ...

Labor chief estimates NCR floor wage hike at no less than P20
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-25
BUSINESSES in Metro Manila may have to pay their minimum wage workers at least P20 more per day -- roughly the same increment under the prevailing wage order -- once the National Capital Region (NCR) gets new rates next month, the Labor chief said on ...

P20 wage hike eyed in NCR
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-25
The labor department said the regional wage board for the National Capital Region is mulling over a possible minimum-wage hike of P20 in Metro Manila. LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said ...

SEC keen on lower REIT ownership requirement
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-25
taxation and the minimum amount of shares a company could sell to the public. "When even if we do that [bring down minimum public ownership], will there be an issuance already? The killer here ...

RCBC to absorb thrift unit into commercial bank
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-25
THE Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) will absorb the operations of its thrift bank subsidiary to reduce operating costs and consolidate capital, providing the lender with a bigger retail base. In a disclosure yesterday, the bank said it will merge the ...

Books still tax-exempt under TRABAHO bill - DOF
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said the purchase and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the second tax reform package. In a ...

Of Memes and Monetizing: Could the EU Directive on Copyright Change the Way We Speak Internet?
JD Supra - 2018-09-25
As in the U.S., the platform is not held liable for copyright infringement or other illegal content if the platform swiftly removes infringing content when notified. With a few exceptions, Article 13 would hold hosting platforms accountable for the content ...

Duterte certifies anti-ENDO bill as urgent -Palace
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Sept. 25 -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has certified as urgent a bill seeking to prohibit labor-only contracting or "ENDO," MalacaƱang announced on Tuesday, September 25. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. said the President is ...

DOF: Book imports, purchases remain tax-exempt under TRABAHO bill
philstar.com - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Purchase and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the second tax reform package of the Duterte administration, the Department of Finance said Tuesday. Early this month, the House of Representatives approved on third and ...

Instead of more jobs, DOLE sees layoffs under Trabaho bill
Rappler - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Philippines - An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill would result in job losses if it becomes a law. During the first Senate ...

Supreme Court: Straight to the FAN!
philstar.com - 2018-09-25
Nowadays, taxpayers prefer to be compliant rather than to take the risk of catching the attention of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and increase the possibility of going through the process of a tax assessment. Going through the process of a tax assessment ...

Books will stay tax-exempt under Trabaho bill - DOF
Rappler - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) gave an assurance that the publication, sale, and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill. "Contrary to ...

Duterte certifies anti-labor-only contracting bill as urgent -- Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the President has certified as urgent a bill that would prohibit all kinds of labor-only contracting in the ...

B2B Co. Claims Computer Biz 'Stole' Records To Get Ahead
Law360 - 2018-09-24
Law360 (September 24, 2018, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Business-to-business company DiscoverOrg LLC sued computer service provider Timlin Enterprises Inc. on Monday for copyright infringement, claiming Timlin gained unauthorized access to and then "stole" from ...

On the wings of love
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
Nieves Confesor, former Immigration commissioner and current Philippine Airlines SVP for legal and corporate communications lawyer Siegfred Mison, FINEX EVP and Ayala Corp. executive Ronald Goseco and myself. The MSGC is chaired by former Defense secretary ...

Budget swings to P2.6-B deficit in August
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government continued to incur a budget deficit in August as the growth in expenditures once again outpaced the increase in revenues, according to the Bureau of the Treasury. According to the latest cash operations ...

CA stops PDIC disposal of Banco Filipino assets
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
It was closed in 1985 but was reopened nine years later, after the SC declared the closure illegal and directed the BSP to allow the bank to resume its business operations. On March 17 ...

House Ways and Means panel starts work on reform package on capital income, financial intermediaries
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
The largest sources of additional revenues in the tax package will come from the repeal of some National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) provisions and special laws such as the tax exemptions of ...

Gov't posts first August deficit in 9 years
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government recorded a budget deficit in August, the first time it did so for the month in nine years as spending accelerates way past revenues. According to data from the Bureau of the Treasury, the deficit amounted to ...

Constant 'relearning,' non-routine abilities key to future job security - PIDS
Rappler - 2018-09-24
They can bring about massive changes in society, among the most important of which is man ... and those who are involved in unpredictable physical work. What is non-codifiable now may be codifiable in the future The definitions of codifiable and non ...

Cleared of corruption? Martires will no longer appeal to Supreme Court
Rappler - 2018-09-24
This covers dismissal of cases and acquittals by both the trial courts and the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, as well as reversals secured at the Court of Appeals. "I have to put an end to this practice of bringing up to the Supreme Court judgments of ...

Maldives opposition candidate declares victory in high-stakes presidential election
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
The Indian Ocean island nation, a popular tourist destination and home to about 400,000 people, has been engulfed in a political crisis since earlier this year when Yameen defied a Supreme Court ...

Proposed U.S. law to clamp down on green card holders on benefits
Rappler - 2018-09-24
Trump came to power pledging to make immigration to the United States more difficult, and reduce the number of people allowed to stay in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Saturday, September 22, that under the proposed rule change ...

Comeuppance for a brutal, unrepentant HR violator
Bulatlat - 2018-09-24
Local government officials, religious and civic leaders and human rights defenders then already petitioned his transfer out of the region. But it was during his stint as commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division (2005-2006), under the Gloria ...

Method in its madness
Bulatlat - 2018-09-24
There is also the growing popularity of the dangerous notion that the nationwide imposition of martial rule is a legitimate government option ... and assassinations that still characterize much of local politics, and which have numerous times spilled ...

Deployment of OFWs dips 9% after 10-year rise
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
Among the top skills listed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) are HSW, manufacturing, nurses, cleaners and helpers, waiters, home-based personal cares, civil engineering ...

Transgender mom/dad
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
In the Philippines our Supreme Court has recently held that a transgender woman cannot have his birth certificate changed to reflect his gender as female since at the time of birth his gender was ...

Revisiting martial law reparations five years later
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- A law was passed in 2013 acknowledging that there were human rights violations in the time of martial law. Republic Act 10368, or the Human Rights Reparation and ...

Men of Influence for the Philippine Cancer Society
philstar.com - 2018-09-23
To hold huge social events of the wealthy to raise funds for the poor is a form for taxation. The Philippine Cancer Society is dedicated to the prevention and ultimately (we hope) cure of the disease is also the equivalent of corporate social responsibility.

Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang dies
Rappler - 2018-09-23
A law professor and taxation lawyer, Calalang is survived by his 3 adopted children, Carissa, Carlo, and Joseph. "Representative Calalang's public service as a congressman was brief, but it was time and energies well-spent. He was able to author and co ...

Rwandan imprisoned opposition leader to go on trial as another walks free -- for now
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-23
One example: The Supreme Court's admission of a 2015 challenge to a constitutional amendment, which allowed Kagame to run for a third term. The Court eventually ruled that Kagame could run for a ...

This is how the next economic crisis will look like
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-22
Though further hikes are needed to adjust for the hot American labor market, and the inflation level, in my view, a Fed fund rate at 4 percent is adequate, which speaks for a 10-year yield above 4 ...

Supreme Court nominee accuser gets more time to decide on hearing
Rappler - 2018-09-22
WASHINGTON DC, USA - The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was on Friday, September 21, given more time to decide on testifying in the Senate - hours after the US president claimed her ...

Lessons from the boom-bust martial law economy
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Economists and analysts have become conservative about the country's economic prospects in the wake of a growth slowdown, soaring consumer prices, depreciating ...

DOLE reminds employers to uphold rights of workers with disability
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Sept. 22 (PIA)--The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that all employees with disability are entitled to all rights and benefits granted under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III earlier ...

Intellectual property for franchisors in the USA
Lexology - 2018-09-21
How can franchisors protect their intellectual property (eg, trademarks and copyright)? One of the principal means for franchisors to protect their intellectual property is through registration. Trademarks can be registered at the state and federal levels ...

Tunnels of tragedy
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-21
Brimo, the chief executive officer of Nickel Asia Corp., called on the DENR to take a tougher stance against illegal small-scale mining. In an interview with reporters at the sideline of the event ...

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in U.S. Senate - reports
Rappler - 2018-09-21
WASHINGTON DC, USA - Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 years ago, is willing to testify next week in front of the Senate judiciary committee, US media reported on ...

DOLE reminds employers to uphold right of workers with disability
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-20
20 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that all employees with disability are entitled to all rights and benefits granted under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III earlier issued ...

Tales from the dark days
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
The main character ... about on campus. Has an appendix of relevant documents that are often difficult to access. o Endgame: The Fall of Marcos (1987) by Ninotchka Rosca An account of the fall of Ferdinand Marcos and his regime in the Philippines ...

DoLE flags investment scam targeting OFWs
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
THE labor department has warned Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) against participating in investment schemes offered by entities without Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval. The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said in a statement on ...

Method in its madness
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
Despite the bluster of President Rodrigo Duterte and his equally loud lieutenants, yes-men and accomplices in the Cabinet, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court, his regime is in reality completely without anything that even ...

DENR eyes safer 'Minahang Bayan' sites after Itogon landslide
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
As for the agency's short-term goals, the DENR is currently working with other government agencies, including the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of the Interior and Local Government and Department of Labor and Employment to assist ...

Money, power, and sex
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-20
We are reminded that when using power remember that "what you sow, you reap". Sex is one issue confronting the nominee as justice for the U.S. Supreme Court. The unfolding legal drama of an alleged rape during their high school years will bring the ...

What are Tito and Gordie up to?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-20
And did the same department also get a trimmed down budget for next year? The newly installed, and soon to retire Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is ordering the implementation of increases in the salaries of court personnel and officials. I guess it is ...

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