YouTube launches Copyright Match tool to fight content stealing and duplication
BetaNews - 2018-07-15
YouTube says that it has been testing the tool for almost a year and is now ready to open it up to a larger portion of its community YouTube has faced criticism for failing to do enough to prevent copyright infringement on the platform, and this latest ...

Labor rights issues intensified under two years of Duterte (Part 2)
Bulatlat - 2018-07-15
MANILA -- The Philippines was among the top 10 countries across the globe to be worst for workers, according to the Global Rights Index for 2018 released last June 8 by the International Trade Union Confederation. In a scale of 1 to 5, the Philippines is ...

Labor rights issues intensified under two years of Duterte (Part 1)
Bulatlat - 2018-07-15
These include big-brand companies such as the Jollibee Foods Corporation, Monde Nissin, Unipak Sardines, Middleby Corporation. The Labor Department has seen that labor laws are being violated and the workers who render services for more than six (6 ...

Return P193-M PAMANA fund, military told
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-15
The original project amount of P250 million was not fully released due to the subsequent Supreme Court ruling declaring the DAP funds illegal, OPAPP said. When Dureza took over OPAPP in mid-2016, the office noted the delays had caused serious concern among ...

De Lima files bill to shield campus journalists from harassment
Rappler - 2018-07-15
The Supreme Court in its 2000 ruling in Miriam College vs the Court of Appeals, however, provided an exception under the current law: The school administration can suspend students and even prevent publication "when such articles materially disrupt class ...

Surfing on the side of the TRAIN
philstar.com - 2018-07-14
This Sunday, allow me to go back to my bread and butter, and point out or remind everyone of some of the benefits that come with the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that should be maximized: 1. The REIT law can now be implemented.

Charter change information campaign needed
philstar.com - 2018-07-14
A survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations revealed that only one out of four Filipinos is aware of the proposed shift toward federalism, which is why the proposed amendments should be properly disseminated to the public. Business including the ...

BDO honors OFWs on Migrant Workers' Day
Sun Star - 2018-07-14
BDO Unibank, Inc. was one with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in honoring the modern-day heroes -- the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) -- through the celebration of the Migrant Workers' Day recently at the agency's head office in ...

Senate leaders confident latest BBL draft won't violate Constitution
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 14) -- The bicameral conference committee is almost done drafting its proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and it's confident of the constitutionality of the latest version. "It will not hit a snag in the Supreme Court ...

Fans howl over taking down World Cup Twitter posts for copyright issues
NBC News - 2018-07-14
Harry Kane of England scores against Tunisia on June 18 during a World Cup game in Volgograd, Russia.Ryan Pierse / Getty Images LONDON -- Alex Conn, 7, a fan of England's soccer team, had plenty to cheer about this summer as his heroes exceeded ...

Duterte frat brod named Comelec commissioner
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
Aside from Kho, two other commissioners were appointed by Duterte: Socorro Inting, a former associate justice of the Court of Appeals, and Marlon Casquejo, who used to be assistant regional director of Comelec for Davao. Abas was named commissioner by ...

Facebook is overflowing with groups offering pirated films -- and says it won't do anything about it
Business Insider - 2018-07-13
Facebook Groups is awash with easy-to-find pirated copies of Hollywood movies. Business Insider found numerous groups openly advertising illegal copies of the latest blockbuster films. Facebook's automated software, which is supposed to detect copyright ...

Politics, again
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
It is on a day like this, on a fine Saturday afternoon in 2009, that I am going to a big restaurant beside Manila Bay for my next political ... using Star Wars as her central metaphor ("Beam me up, Scotty"). This speech has been uploaded in YouTube ...

Con-com draft on national territory could complicate bid to use ruling on WPS-expert
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-13
Up to this day, however, China does not recognize the arbitral ruling. In the same forum marking the second anniversary of the ruling, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice and Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio, who was part of the legal team that ...

CPP rejects localized peace talks
Rappler - 2018-07-13
MalacaƱang said earlier this week that the elements for an "enabling environment" for localized peace talks include no coalition government or power sharing; no revolutionary taxation, extortion, arson and violent activities; and fighters are to remain in ...

Jenner youngest billionaire--Forbes
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
Forbes conservatively valued her company at $800 million and raised her overall worth to $900 million by throwing in earnings from television programs, endorsements, and after-tax dividends ... and momager Kris handling the business side in exchange ...

Philracom increases prizes in face of Train Law
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
In an effort to attract bettors in the face of increased taxes on prizes brought about by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion ... issued by the Municipality of Carmona. Conversely, the business permits issued to OTBs for horse-racing and ...

CTU construction work still on hold
philstar.com - 2018-07-12
CEBU, Philippines -- Address the unsafe workplace issues and comply with the labor requirements. Lawyer Alvin Villamor, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas, gave these conditions for the labor department to lift ...

Inspections set in ecozones, security agencies, TV networks
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-12
MANILA, July 12 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to conduct labor inspections on various economic zones, security agencies and television networks in the country to ensure their compliance with general labor standards and ...

Pangan: A wider and bigger share for LGUs
Sun Star - 2018-07-12
The Supreme Court, in a recent ruling, gave the local government units an increased share of all, yes, all national taxes, not only from internal revenue taxes. The Department of Interior and Local Government or DILG, which oversees LGUs of course also ...

BI issues new NAIA cards for international passengers
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-12
Travelers line up in the immigration area inside the renovated Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, Pasay City, December 16, 2014. -- BW FILE PHOTO THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has started issuing new arrival and departure cards for ...

PLDT defends its service contractors
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) -- Telecommunications giant PLDT came to the defense of service contracting companies it has employed. In the continuing debacle between PLDT and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the alleged illegal ...

Former SolGen: Gov't policy on China is 'betrayal of public trust'
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) -- The government's foreign policy violates the law and betrays public trust, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said on Thursday. Hilbay told CNN Philippines' The Source that the government's approach could ...

PNP to open gun amnesty program to millions of owners of loose firearms
UNTV - 2018-07-12
QUEZON CITY, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP ... "Pinag-igting natin ang intelligence build up on owners or possesor of loose firearms lalong lalo na ang suspected natin na gun for hire or even ang private armed groups na sinasabi.

Rise of robots fuels slavery threat for Asian factory workers - analysts
InterAksyon - 2018-07-12
Drastic job losses due to the growth of automation in the region -- a hub for many manufacturing sectors from garments to vehicles -- could produce a spike in labor abuses and slavery in global supply chains, said risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.

Cryptocurrency-Powered Intellectual Property May Change how Companies Earn Money
insidebitcoins.com - 2018-07-12
The burgeoning blockchain technology could usher in massive changes in the way that startups license, buy, and sell intellectual property, courtesy the immutability and tokenization functions blockchain-based cryptocurrencies allow. Controlling income ...

Comm. Silver, NBPA say competitive imbalance not a problem
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-07-11
And a fair point could be made in the tax system, when certain teams are spending significantly ... correctly noting that neither did anything wrong, conducting their business within the rules as specified by the collective bargaining agreement between ...

DoLE insists PLDT should regularize workers without conditions
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-11
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Wednesday reiterated that telecommunications giant PLDT, Inc. should regularize the contractual workers of its service providers. "Consistent with the Resolution dated 10 January 2018 and the Resolution ...

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2018
JD Supra - 2018-07-11
U.S. taxation of intellectual property has become astoundingly more complex after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new rules are so complex that the IRS and Treasury are still figuring out the details of how they operate. Learn about some of the key changes.

Intellectual property, not intellectual monopoly
Brookings Institution - 2018-07-11
This op-ed was originally published by Project Syndicate. "The copyright and patent laws we have today look more like intellectual monopoly than intellectual property," wrote Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles in their recent book about the U.S. economy.

UK copyright infringement falls among young consumers
Managingip.com - 2018-07-11
New research suggests young people are infringing less and indicates that more people are paying for content Online infringement has been a big problem for copyright holders since the rise of the internet in the mid-2000s. But research from the UK ...

Lopsided contract? COA pressures DOTr to justify P65 billion LRT-1 deal
Rappler - 2018-07-11
Under the deal, the LRMC assumed operations of LRT-1 and undertakes the extension project that would add more stations up to Cavite. It is a 32-year ... LRMC under the public-private partnership (PPP) program. But, it is the Duterte-era Department of ...

After SC ruling on IRA, Mandanas calls for recast of 2019 budget
Rappler - 2018-07-11
BATANGAS, Philippines - Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas urged the national government to recast the 2019 national budget that MalacaƱang endorsed to Congress to implement the recent Supreme Court ruling on the computation of the Internal Revenue ...

Oprah Winfrey Shuts Down 'Greenleaf' Copyright Infringement Allegations
AceShowBiz - 2018-07-11
Calling the claims 'frivolous,' the media mogul insists the people who filed it 'either do not understand copyright law or are pursuing it not withstanding its manifest lack of merit.' AceShowbiz - Oprah Winfrey has shot down allegations suggesting she ...

"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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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