"Copyright Infringement" A Comedy Showcase
SF Station - 2018-07-11
The "Copyright infringement" comedy Showcase features comics from the bay and beyond. We are located in the beautiful "Copyright cocktail kitchen and eatery" with an impressive drink and Food menu. So come early to mingle, have a bite and try one ...

Draft constitution promises bigger revenue share for regions
philstar.com - 2018-07-11
Double taxation is not allowed. The Federated Regions shall also be given a share of not less than 50 percent of all national taxes, which will be "equally divided among them and automatically released." Meanwhile, an "equalization fund," which ...

DOLE orders PLDT to regularize workers 'without conditions'
Rappler - 2018-07-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) maintained that telecommunications giant PLDT Incorporated should regularize its service providers' employees. Contrary to PLDT's position that DOLE's order for contractors to cease and ...

Robredo to SC: CCTV can prove Marcos knew about revisors' outing
Rappler - 2018-07-11
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo are asking the Supreme Court (SC) to release CCTV footage to prove her rival Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr knew about the Laguna outing of Robredo's revisor and other SC staff. Robredo's ...

Battle begins over Trump's Supreme Court pick
Rappler - 2018-07-11
WASHINGTON DC, USA - Lawmakers fired the opening shots Tuesday, July 10, in a bitter political battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, the conservative judge tapped by President Donald Trump to fill a vacancy on the US Supreme Court. If confirmed by the ...

Powers of Duterte in proposed Constitution excessive, dangerous
Davao Today - 2018-07-11
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Progressive group Bayan Muna expressed ... great risk once these powers will be used against those who will merely disagree with his administration. "The Concom (Constitutional Commission) proposed Constitution has amended ...

Peace advocates call for meaningful autonomy for Bangsamoro people
Davao Today - 2018-07-11
The block grant is the 5 percent share of the Bangsamoro government from the national internal revenue of the government, which Zubiri earlier said was pegged at P72 billion. Zubiri said the uniformed services in the Bangsamoro would still be under the ...

Federal Judge Tosses Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against 'The Art of Fielding' Author
The American Lawyer - 2018-07-10
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Chad Harbach, "The Art of Fielding" novel The best-selling novel "The Art of Fielding" shares only a passing resemblance to an unpublished manuscript an aspiring novelist has ...

SC upholds charges vs Legacy Bank execs
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
In an 18-page decision promulgated in January, the SC reversed and set aside a 2017 ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) that junked the charges of estafa through falsification of documents, perjury and money laundering against Legacy Bank owners ...

Frozen Songwriters Removed from Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
The National Law Review - 2018-07-10
A federal court in California agreed to remove the two songwriters of the Disney animated film Frozen from a copyright infringement lawsuit, for now. The lawsuit claims that the hit song "Let It Go" was copied from a Chilean song called "Volar ...

Supreme Court junks petition from Imee Marcos, Ilocos 6
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10) -- One year after six employees of the Ilocos Norte government were released from detention, the Supreme Court junked a petition asking for the same. The high court on Tuesday junked a petition from Ilocos Norte ...

Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Takes Down Pepe Images After Getting Copyright Claims From Its Creator
Motherboard - 2018-07-10
"For reasons separate and apart from copyright infringement, [The Daily Stormer has] been rejected and shut down by a variety of different ISPs over time." Pepe was featured in more than 40 articles on the site, but WilmerHale served Digital Millennium ...

Changing the rules after the game is lost
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-10
An indication of our national character is how we behave in games of sports. The recent melee at the FIBA games, an international basketball federation competition which we were hosting is certainly a shame. We also have in our sports history at least one ...

BBL bicam: 5% of national revenue for Bangsamoro
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-10
Zubiri, who is the cochairman of the bicameral committee, said members of the panel from both chambers of Congress have agreed on the automatic appropriation of the block grant for the Bangsamoro region, which is similar to the Internal Revenue Allotment ...

Subsidies to financial services sector down 25 percent-PSA
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-10
Based on the final results of the 2015 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) for the Financial and Insurance Activities Sector For All Establishments, total subsidies received by these firms reached P2.1 billion in 2015. In 2014 tax and ...

Trump picks Kavanaugh, a G.O.P. favorite, for Supreme Court
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-10
Rand Paul of Kentucky had expressed concerns but tweeted ... Like the other eight justices on the court, Kavanaugh has an Ivy League law degree, spending his undergraduate and law school years at Yale. Since 2006, he has been a judge on the federal appeals ...

Bicameral panel approves block grants in draft BBL
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-10
CONTENTION ON the annual fund, or block grant, that the national government will grant to the Bangsamoro government has been settled by the Bicameral Conference Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). The Senate panel has agreed to remove conditions ...

How the draft charter distributes power to federated regions
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
Judicial power will be vested in the Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Constitutional Court, the Federal Administrative Court, the Federal Electoral Court and in other courts as established by law. For the federated regions, the Regional Assembly shall ...

Chinese court accepts blockchain-authenticated evidence in copyright case
World IP Review - 2018-07-10
A court in China has decided to accept evidence authenticated with blockchain technology in a copyright infringement case. The Hangzhou Internet Court, which specialises in internet-related cases, said last month that "it should maintain an open and ...

Contractualization, low wages, harassments plague workers in Southern Mindanao
Davao Today - 2018-07-10
Cruz Davao del Sur by the Franklin Bakers workers union as well as in Pantukan Davao del Norte. All these cases, said Pablo, were filed last year. Sustines Bantayan, chairperson of Kilusang Manggagawa sa Coca-cola-Kilusang Mayo Uno (KIMACO-KMU) said that ...

In lieu of all taxes may no longer be available
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
Barely a few months from passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) into law, the second package of tax reforms is already filed with Congress for consideration. Leading such versions of proposed tax reforms is House Bill 7214 ...

Supreme Court OKs charges vs fake Legacy Bank insurance claimants
Rappler - 2018-07-10
Also indicted before was Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) Bacolod Main branch manager Andrew A. Jereza. When the PDIC issued checks to the insurance claimants, there was instruction that the check be deposited to the account of the payee only.

Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
SINGAPORE -- Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.0 percent in morning trading to ...

Trump names Kavanaugh to Supreme Court, Senate battle looms
Rappler - 2018-07-10
WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) - President Donald Trump on Monday, July 9, nominated conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, a decision likely to cement a rightward tilt on the top judicial body with momentous implications for American ...

Senate fights for provision against Bangsamoro firearms purchase
Rappler - 2018-07-10
Article 20, Section 12 of Senate Bill 1717 states that the Bangsamoro Parliament shall pass an annual budget for the allocation of the block grant given them, which Congress has pegged at 5% of the national internal revenue or P59 billion. The provision ...

MNCCI, LGU Naga conduct job fair for PWDs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-10
The PWD Job Fair is a joint project of the City Government of Naga and the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), in cooperation with the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO), Metro PESO, and the Department of Labor and Employment ...

Court of Appeals dismisses POC case vs Vargas
Rappler - 2018-07-10
MANILA, Philippines - It may have come belatedly, but the Court of Appeals ordered dismissed a pending motion for reconsideration questioning the recent Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) elections because it has become "moot and academic." This removal ...

EDITORIAL - Speedy adjudication
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
To ease court backlogs, the Supreme Court approved plea bargaining for drug offenses that are not punishable with life imprisonment or, under previous laws, with death. The framework for the implementation was released by the SC recently, and the Tagaytay ...

Team Rama regains slim council majority
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
Espina took his oath of office as new member of the City Council before Court of Appeals Executive Justice Gabriel Ingles. Espina was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as replacement of Cuenco, who was dismissed from service for serious dishonesty and ...

Seares: Espina after Cuenco: replacing councilors
Sun Star - 2018-07-10
Espina was sworn in yesterday (July 9) before a Court of Appeals-Cebu Station justice. Councilor Margot, who belongs to the ruling party BOPK, wondered why, since Cuenco had filed a "motion for reconsideration." His case is not yet over or, in legal ...

S. Korea heightens efforts to root out illegal file sharing on overseas sites
YONHAP NEWS AGENCY - 2018-07-10
SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government has intensified its efforts to crack down on illegal file sharing sites based overseas in response to increasing copyright infringement. In a briefing on Tuesday, the relevant agencies -- the Ministry ...

Bicam makes release of funds easier for Bangsamoro
Rappler - 2018-07-10
Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri said the bicam removed provisions requiring the Bangsamoro to specify its plans and programs first before the national government releases the region's annual block grant or share of the national internal revenue.

Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-10
Kavanaugh, 53, is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Yale Law School graduate who previously served in both Bush administrations. He also worked on independent counsel Ken Starr's investigation of President Bill Clinton.

BI hiring 50 new officers for deployment to international ports
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-10
MANILA, July 10 -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is hiring 50 more Immigration Officers for deployment to the different International Airports and Seaports nationwide as the agency continues to augment its manpower in order to improve its service to the ...

The NBA thrives when greatness emerges
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-07-10
He was brutal, unsentimental and foreboding when it came to his business. The fear in the eyes of his opponents ... ratcheting up the repeater tax, hard-capping teams that went above the luxury tax apron, limiting sign and trade deals -- all of these ...

Bicameral conference on Bangsamoro Basic Law starts
philstar.com - 2018-07-09
Among the contentious issues the bicameral panel will tackle are the delineation of powers between the national government and the proposed Bangsamoro government; taxation and sharing of resources; and territorial limits. "Everyone is upbeat. I hope in ...

Fashion friction: OTB wins counterfeit case against Zara
securingindustry.com - 2018-07-09
Italian fashion group Only the Brave (OTB) has won the first round in a copyright infringement case which accuses Spanish group Inditex of counterfeiting its designs. OTB - the parent company for Diesel clothing and Marni footwear - filed a suit ...

Luisita farmers enraged at SC reso
Bulatlat - 2018-07-09
Luisita farmworkers are seeing the connivance of President Duterte, the Cojuangco-Aquinos and the Lorenzos who own 51 percent of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) in Hacienda Luisita. The group recalled that the husband of Sara Duterte, Manases Carpio ...

The U.S. Post Office Violated an Artist's Copyright on Billions of Stamps. Now a Court Says It Owes Millions
Inc. - 2018-07-09
This is a crazy story about the Statute of Liberty, a Las Vegas hotel, and the U.S. Postal Service. Oh, and it's also about copyright infringement. It starts with a lesson about why you should always check small things. It ends with the government-funded ...

Postal Service needs refresher on copyright laws (Editorial)
MassLive - 2018-07-09
Being forced to shell out $3.5 million was not positive, nor was this the USPS' first brush with copyright infringement. In 2013, a Vermont sculptor won nearly $685,000 for stamps with image of soldiers sculpted for the Korean War Veterans Memorial in ...

CTA orders Makati treasurer to refund P6.8M to Metro Pacific
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-09
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is one of three key Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc. Hastings Holdings, Inc., a unit of PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings ...

Better worker skills to address labor issues
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
said Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs (Anvil Business Club) executive. In an earlier interview with Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Davao Chapter Board of Director engineer Eddie Fuentes, he said with the Build ...

COA: BI errs in implementing Duterte order, loses ?869 million
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) lost ?869 million in express lane fees after erring in the implementation of an order from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Commission on Audit (COA) revealed. In an annual audit ...

2018 Mazda CX-9 AWD Grand Touring
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-07-09
Yes, it sounds like some corporate marketing jargon ... and efficient CX-9 AWD is PhP 2,830,000 simply because it doesn't qualify for the tax benefits of JPEPA (the minimum engine size is 3.0L); there's a new front-wheel drive version that's more ...

BusinessWorld Discussions | Episode 04 | Richard Bergonia
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-09
As a security staffer of a cruise vessel, he has encountered poseurs masquerading as guests, would-be stowaways trying to board, and people without papers hoping to clear immigration. But all that is behind him. After all, Richard is now a Grab partner ...

Tibaldo: What it takes to be a public servant
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
According to Section 2 of the Constitution, the President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Supreme Court, the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman may be removed from office, on impeachment for, and conviction of, culpable ...

Ending jobs vs ending contractualization
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-09
More than a year before President Duterte issued Executive Order 52 prohibiting illegal contracting and subcontracting on May 1, Labor Day, this paper had featured a study released by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) in December ...

Ethiopia vs Europe: The Intellectual Property of an Ancient Grain, Teff **
Axis of Logic - 2018-07-09
The Ethiopian government is taking diplomatic and legal measures to regain intellectual property of teff, a grain dating back time immemorial. Teff is a grain dating back time immemorial in Ethiopia cuisine. Its flour is used to produce injera, a staple ...

Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape
Rappler - 2018-07-09
NEW DELHI, India - India's Supreme Court on Monday upheld death sentences handed down to three men over the gang-rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi in 2012, saying there were no grounds for a review. "The review petition of all the three convicts ...

Northern Mindanao tax collections down by 30%
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)-Revenue Region 16 reported a total tax collection of P2.18 billion in revenues for the first quarter of this year, a 30 percent decrease in collection made in the same period in 2017. According to the National Economic ...

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