Podcast: Blockchain Intellectual Property Considerations for Innovators and Investors
JD Supra - 2018-06-21
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Cloudflare Settles Dangerous Piracy Liability Lawsuit
TorrentFreak - 2018-06-21
The case in question was scheduled to go to trial with the CDN provider standing accused of contributory copyright infringement. Details of the settlement agreement have not been made public, but Cloudflare must be happy to move on. As one of the leading ...

Immigration stops Chinese, Filipino for human trafficking
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel intercepted a Chinese man and his Filipina companion for suspected human trafficking at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 as they were about to leave for China last June 8.

Sereno returns P5-million service vehicle to Supreme Court
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has returned her controversial service vehicle to the Supreme Court (SC) after the decision removing her from the top judicial post became final earlier this week. The STAR learned that the ...

Alleged Vault 7 Leaker Charged With Stealing Gov't Secrets, Child Porn Possession, And Copyright Infringement?
Techdirt - 2018-06-21
The US government has taken down another alleged leaker. Joshua Schulte, a former NSA and CIA operative, had his apartment raided by the feds last March. The raid targeted documents showing Schulte had leaked CIA hacking tools to Wikileaks (the "Vault 7 ...

EU votes on copyright law that could kill memes and open source software
PC Gamer - 2018-06-21
The latter, on the other hand, is an "upload filter" which would require everything uploaded online in the EU to be checked for copyright infringement prior to posting. To this end, the Copyright Directive primarily aims to prevent music, video and online ...

Biz groups wary of LGU tax power in fed system
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
LOCAL governments having too much financial power under a federal system do not sit well with onshore and offshore investors, as this might allow states to increase taxes at will and spend their funds in risky ways, Philippine business groups said.

No basis to suspend us, ERC commissioners say
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and power-industry stakeholders have expressed alarm and indignation following the issuance of a three-month suspension order by the Office of the Ombudsman against four of its commissioners. On Thursday suspended ERC ...

A stitch in time
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
In the landmark PeƱera decision, the Supreme Court pointed out that the laws in force explicitly say that a person can only be considered a candidate--and thus be subject to campaign rules--at the start of the campaign period. By amending the definition ...

Over 100 arrested in immigration raid at Ohio meatpacking plant
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
TOLEDO, Ohio--More than 100 workers were arrested at an Ohio meat packing plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large raid in the state in the past two weeks. The investigation focused on whether the company ...

Business groups want policy stability amid shift to federalism
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
Barcelon, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI ... in on federalism because they have the data on how to sustain regional development with the proposed federated regions. He also said it would also be ...

Teradata Suit Says SAP Stole Tech Behind HANA
InformationWeek - 2018-06-21
But a few days later it introduced HANA, which did the same thing. Alleging trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, and antitrust violations, database and analytics company Teradata has filed suit against ERP giant SAP, saying that its HANA ...

Songwriters Guild President Testifies On Need for Copyright Small Claims Court [Video]
Hypebot - 2018-06-21
In this video Rick Carnes, president of the songwriters guild, gives testimony on the need for a small claims court for copyright infringement, something which the recent CASE act would help establish. Guest post by Christ Castle of Music Technology Policy ...

EU Parliament Panel Backs Stricter Copyright Rules Opposed by Tech Leaders
Insurance Journal - 2018-06-21
The copyright rules, proposed by the European Commission two years ago, are designed to take account of the growing role of online platforms, forcing them to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for copyright infringement on the internet.

EU takes step closer to passing copyright directive
World IP Review - 2018-06-21
It proposed that service providers are considered liable for copyright infringement when they fail to take "urgent steps" to prevent the availability of copyright-protected works on their platforms. Coreper added that exemptions from this liability ...

Justice Secretary: BI committed jurisdictional error in Fox case
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) may have overstepped its authority when it forfeited the visa of Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday. "Yung pagkakamali ...

Duterte inks mental health law
Sun Star - 2018-06-21
The council will be chaired by the Health Secretary. Members include Education, Labor, and Local Government secretaries; chairpersons of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and Commission on Higher Education; and one representative each from the academe ...

Some U.S. migrant children shelters accused of violations - report
Rappler - 2018-06-21
These are children who arrived in the US without parents, or who were separated from parents by immigration authorities. Since 2014, 13 shelter operators have faced serious complaints, according to the Tribune report, but only two have lost their contracts ...

Morales: Dismissal of cases vs. Bello not rushed for Ombudsman application
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday denied the dismissal of the corruption cases against Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello was rushed in time for his interview at the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

More flights, more connections in Southeast Asia
Sun Star - 2018-06-21
"Asean is the best place to grow our business. This remains to be our priority market ... the airline company has reiterated its call for the government to scrap the exit tax of P1,620 and build a dedicated low-cost carrier terminal and offer airport ...

Chasing shadows: Can technology save the slaves it snared?
InterAksyon - 2018-06-21
For human traffickers leave behind digital fingerprints that can be traced, while modern tech -- from satellites and eye-scanners to blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) -- could boost global efforts to eradicate forced labor and sex slavery.

DENR green lights advance bookings of compliant Boracay hotels
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-06-21
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, however, clarified that only those which are compliant with the environmental law shall be allowed to accomodate early bookings. Meanwhile, the non-compliant ones will remain closed unless they comply with the law.

Complainant opposes Midas Marquez' SC application, cites 'misused' World Bank funds
Rappler - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines - A private complainant filed on Thursday, June 21, an opposition to the application of Court Administrator Midas Marquez for a Supreme Court (SC) justice, citing the 2012 controversy wherein the World Bank asked the High Court to ...

Falcis legal team: Same-sex marriage petition will help LGBT movement
Rappler - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines- While petitioner Jesus Falcis and his legal team faced intense interpellation during the oral arguments to legalize same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 19, they remained optimistic the efforts of their team will ...

Piston, other groups to hold transport strike on June 25
Rappler - 2018-06-21
Under the MCs, individual franchise holders should form a cooperative or corporation. It also set a one-year period ... said they would protest against higher fuel prices caused by the Tax Reform Accleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which had added ...

To create a robust future
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
He will cover the current implementation of the TRAIN Law, ruling out some misconceptions about the Law, and how taxation works for both business and people in relation to the transport and logistics industry. This forum will highlight "a free and ...

DOJ Chief: Charter should be amended to clarify impeachment rules
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Guevarra's statement comes two days after the Supreme Court junked an appeal of Atty. Maria Lourdes Sereno to review her ouster from the Chief Justice post last May 11. Sereno was ousted through a quo warranto petition filed by the government's lawyer ...

Council okays P302 million supplemental budget
Sun Star - 2018-06-21
The HOD budget will be sourced from Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, Ignacio Arroyo District Hospital, and Merceditas Montilla District Hospital while the General Fund will be sourced from the 2018 internal revenue allotment differential.

Caraganons flock job, business fairs in Agusan Norte
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-21
BUTUAN CITY, June 21 -- Some 827 job applicants flock to the recent Kalayaan 2018 Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fairs in Agusan del Norte which gathered 20 companies and agencies offering 597 local and 11,279 overseas job openings ...

'Cloud Gate' sculptor Kapoor sues NRA over recruiting video
Business Insider - 2018-06-21
Kapoor filed his copyright infringement lawsuit three months after issuing an open letter decrying the 2017 video, "The Clenched Fist of Truth," as an effort to "whip up fear and hate" and saying the NRA's "nightmarish, intolerant, divisive vision perverts ...

10 Mindanao government properties valued at P1 each -- COA
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
which pursues business projects in Mindanao. The COA said eight of the properties have no tax declaration numbers, two have no land registration titles and three, including a 24,000-hectare property, are occupied by informal settlers. Four of the ...

EU Parliament Committee Votes for Tougher EU Copyright Rules to Rein in Tech Giants
Epoch Times - 2018-06-20
The copyright rules, proposed by the European Commission two years ago, are designed to take account of the growing role of online platforms, forcing them to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for copyright infringement on the internet.

Teradata Sues SAP for Copyright Infringement in HANA DB
eWeek - 2018-06-20
Litigation alleges decade-long campaign of trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement and antitrust violations by SAP over development of highly successful in-memory database. Data platform and analytics provider Teradata filed copyright ...

Judge in Carl, Kulot case gets Sandigan post
philstar.com - 2018-06-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Caloocan City judge, who dismissed the murder charges against two policemen tagged in the killings of teenagers Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo "Kulot" de Guzman in supposed anti-drug operations, has been appointed to the ...

Is Cosplay Copyright Infringement?
Anime News Network - 2018-06-20
Following up on your column from earlier this week, you said most fan works are copyright violations. What about cosplay? I've heard that some creators don't like their characters being cosplayed. Is it possible that they can sue the fans that dress up as ...

Duterte to Immigration officials: Hands off on Chinese, Korean tourists
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-20
This comes amid reports of new incidents of alleged "tanim bala" schemes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Officials, however, have denied such scheme still exists.

UK PM calls U.S. images of migrant children 'deeply disturbing'
Rappler - 2018-06-20
LONDON, United Kingdom - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, June 21, said images from the United States of migrant children kept in cages were "deeply disturbing" and that she would press President Donald Trump on the issue. "On what we ...

FariƱas debunks Sereno claim on judiciary budget
Sun Star - 2018-06-20
HOUSE Majority Leader Rodolfo FariƱas debunked the claim of ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno that the House leadership had warned that it will hold hostage the judiciary's budget if the Supreme Court will not cooperate with the impeachment ...

Besides SSB tax, government eyes warnings
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-20
So, it becomes really a health risk," he said. The directive could deal another blow to softdrink and beverage makers that were slapped with the so-called SSB [sugar-sweetened beverage] tax when the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN ...

Aquino faces usurpation rap over DAP spending
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-20
THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the indictment of former President Benigno S. Aquino III in connection with the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In a news statement issued on Wednesday, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said ...

Fire ERC commissioners, solons dare Duterte
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-20
despite the fact na marami ng desisyon ang Supreme Court (SC) na nagsasabi na ang desisyon ng Office of the Ombudsman sa administrative case ay immediately executory," the Davao-based solon said. He further likened the erring ERC executives to geckos ...

EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules to rein in tech giants
Investing.com - 2018-06-20
forcing them to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for copyright infringement on the internet. The vote by the Legal Affairs Committee is likely to be the Parliament's official stance as it heads into negotiations with EU countries on a ...

BIR warns of impostor harassing offices
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-20
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in a "notice to the public" on Wednesday said it has received reports that "an individual impersonating or representing himself as (Deputy Commissioner) Arnel SD. Guballa of the Operations Group or a member of his ...

Revisiting the local tax on holding companies
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-20
Holding companies are plainly not subject to local business tax due to the parameters specified in our local tax code. As early as 2015, our Court of Tax Appeals (Court) en banc seem settled already as to the nontaxability of dividends and interests income ...

Trade chief warns against regional wage hikes
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez warned against the possible negative effects of a regional wage increase. This comes at the heels of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announcing that minimum wages in the ...

Lawyers: Supreme Court cases with tiebreaking Sereno vote can be questioned
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 20) -- Supreme Court cases with a close result -- particularly those where ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gave a deciding vote -- can now be questioned, two lawyers said on Wednesday. This comes after the ...

DOLE investigating Pepsi, Jollibee for retrenchment of workers
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-20
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it is investigating beverage giant Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines for its alleged violation ... Toplis Solution Inc. (TIS), after getting word of their plan to form a labor union.

DOLE mega job fair hires 252 job applicants
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-20
Likewise, 13 POEA-licensed overseas manpower agencies also offered 5,139 vacancies on skilled workers and nurses mostly bound for Miiddle East and United Arab Emirates ... Technology of Bukidnon State University-Gingoog City External.

Duterte names new Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals justices
Rappler - 2018-06-20
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan associate justice and Emily AliƱo Geluz as Court of Appeals associate justice. Hidalgo's appointment was signed on Monday, June 18, while Geluz's ...

COA calls SPDA's attention to properties listed at P1-value
Rappler - 2018-06-20
MANILA, Philippines - State auditors have called the attention of the Southern Philippines Development Authority to 10 properties listed in SPDA's books as valued at only P1 each. The Commission on Audit (COA) said a review of the records of the ...

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