P500K at stake for seafarers turned entrepreneurs
Sun Star - 2018-06-29
TO help Filipino seafarers intending to venture into social entrepreneurship, the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), in partnership with Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP ...

Sources: Supreme Court asks Duterte to comment on ouster petition
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- The Supreme Court is giving President Rodrigo Duterte 10 days to comment on an ouster petition filed against him, sources told CNN Philippines. The quo warranto petition was filed by suspended lawyer Elly ...

Ed Sheeran Is Facing Copyright Infringement Suit Over 'Thinking of You'
AceShowBiz - 2018-06-29
Structured Asset Sales claims the song features the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping as Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'. AceShowbiz - Ed Sheeran is facing a new $100 million (£76 million ...

PH hosts ASEAN Confab to advance gender mainstreaming in the region
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-29
Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo, Women's Rights Expert, UN Committee on CEDAW, and former Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights discusses the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against ...

US ambassador to China expresses concerns about obstacles to intellectual property
FXStreet - 2018-06-29
He is hopefully there is still a chance to address non-tariff barriers and loss of intellectual property. Wants stronger law - which is the right way to deal with investment issue. Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve ...

Facebook boosts ad transparency as it braces for Brazil, U.S. elections
Rappler - 2018-06-29
CALIFORNIA, USA - Facebook announced new steps Thursday, June 28, US time, to let people see who is behind ads and other content on the leading social network as it braced for elections in the US and Brazil. The moves come as Facebook strives to avoid ...

Oculus to pay $250 million in infringement case, but it's a win
TechSpot - 2018-06-28
A jury ruled in favor of ZeniMax and ordered Oculus to fork over $500 million for breach of contract and copyright infringement. Yesterday in an appeal to a US District Court in Dallas, the VR headset maker saw its penalty cut in half. The original ruling ...

Senate panel advances music bill endorsed by Smokey Robinson
The San Francisco Examiner - 2018-06-28
It would also streamline the music licensing process and help streaming music companies head off copyright infringement lawsuits. Chairman Charles E. Grassley said after the committee markup that he hoped to work out differences of an offset for the music ...

Tax effort improves in 5 months
philstar.com - 2018-06-28
Of the amount, P827.7 billion was collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), while the remaining P229.4 billion was contributed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The DOF attributed the increase in government revenue to the implementation of the Tax ...

Timely and useful reminders
philstar.com - 2018-06-28
Remember Glyzelle, the young girl who asked Pope Francis at UST, "Why does God allow children to suffer? "These questions are always raised and will continue to be raised. As a constructive step, perhaps, we can invite our philosophers, scientists ...

Appeals Court Says You Can Copyright A Collection Of Facts... If You Leave Out A Few
Techdirt - 2018-06-28
It found one, and sued for copyright infringement. The Supreme Court rejected it, noting that copyright does not apply to facts, and clearly rejecting any notion that mere "sweat of the brow" in collecting facts gives you a copyright. This was good.

Ed Sheeran's Copyright Battles Are Much Weirder Than Anyone Can Imagine
The Hollywood Reporter - 2018-06-28
He's also been repeatedly sued for copyright infringement. He had to give up part ownership of "Photograph" last year to settle one lawsuit. He's also facing pending litigation over a song he penned for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. But in terms of sheer ...

And now a word from Mayor Sara
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-28
Speaking of faith, religion and understanding, I hope no major protests or exchanges of stinging words erupt not only in the United States but in countries with majority Muslim populations, with that recent ruling by the US Supreme Court upholding ...

Ex-Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, Usec withdrew P2.5 million-worth of Duty Free goods - COA report
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- Resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and a former Tourism executive withdrew millions-worth of luxury items from Duty Free stores in 2017 and charged these to the funds intended to fuel the department's programs ...

Daquis delivers as Cignal picks up second PSL win
Rappler - 2018-06-28
After a 15-point rout in the first set, the HD Spikers had to labor their way through the late rally of the Giga Hitters in the next two sets. Cignal squandered a 17-12 spread as Smart rallied back to tie it to 20-all off an ace from Alina Bicar.

Australia: immigration blueprint or reputational blot?
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-06-28
Faced with boatloads of desperate people from war-torn Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and the Middle East setting sail from Indonesia and ... an international migration expert at Sydney University, told AFP. "No doubt Australia is held up as an example by the ...

Asean's disharmony with intellectual property
The Straits Times - 2018-06-28
Dealing with a copycat culture and the need to protect traditional knowledge are part and parcel of IP issues for Asean Talking about intellectual property in developing countries is often difficult and tricky. The issue is not a lack of entrepreneurship ...

Trump gets historic chance to shift Supreme Court to right
Rappler - 2018-06-28
WASHINGTON DC, USA - President Donald Trump on Wednesday, June 27, secured a historic chance to shift the US Supreme Court decisively to the right as Justice Anthony Kennedy, the tie-breaking vote between the bench's liberal and conservative judges ...

Pres. Duterte enjoins new village execs: support campaign to suppress street crimes
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-28
Duterte stressed that under the law, the frisking of loiterers and taking into custody of minors are legal unless the Supreme Court declares otherwise. He added that invoking police power of the state to establish order and safety is not subject to ...

Disney's insurance company suing Harvey Weinstein to avoid paying bail, legal fees
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-28
But Steadfast is disputing the claim and filed suit in the New York Supreme Court this week. Steadfast is also looking to recoup any money they've already paid in connection with Weinstein's criminal case. Weinstein, 66, has pleaded not guilty two counts ...

Mexico campaign closes with leftist 'AMLO' looking unstoppable
Rappler - 2018-06-28
Mexico's next president faces a laundry list of challenges, including crime, corruption, a lackluster economy and a complicated relationship with the United States under President Donald Trump, whose anti-trade and anti-immigration policies have turned ...

DOLE leads observance of World Day Against Child Labor
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-27
MANILA, June 27, (PIA) - - Around 500 child laborer from different parts of Metro Manila (MM ... of Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) represented by Ms. Mary Go Ng by donating schools bags and school supplies to the child laborers ...

DOLE leads observance of World Day Against Child Labor
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-27
DSWD Usec. Francisco Domagoso reads a storybook to children during the observance of World Day Against Child Labor held Saturday, June 23 at the San Andres Sports Complex in Manila. MANILA, June 28, (PIA) - - Around 500 child laborer from different parts ...

Agreement Reached to End Children's Book Infringement Case
U.S. News & World Report - 2018-06-27
A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world has agreed to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author. The Boise, Idaho-based ...

Sides agree to dismiss children's book infringement lawsuit
KTVB - 2018-06-27
BOISE - A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world has agreed to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author. The Boise ...

Maynilad, Manila Water push for rate increases
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-27
On the water rate hike, Lopez-owned Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services Inc. both called for a rate rebasing scheme ... Manila Water, in a statement, said it considered its company income tax and other expenses like sports activities in requesting ...

BIR seeks harsher penalties for delinquent taxpayers
Sun Star - 2018-06-27
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 based in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga is seeking harsher penalties for tax violations in relation to the new standards set under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law.

Highlights from the oral arguments on same-sex marriage
philstar.com - 2018-06-27
MANILA, Philippines -- In May 2015 ... Article XV provides: Section 1: The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development.

NutriAsia welcomes DOLE ruling on striking workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 27) -- Food condiment giant NutriAsia welcomed the ruling of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the status of workers on strike in its Bulacan plant. It said DOLE Region 3 has confirmed the workers are ...

Bluehole drops Epic Games copyright infringement lawsuit
Dot Esports - 2018-06-27
Bluehole Studios, the developer behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has ended its lawsuit against Epic Games. But it looks like the legal battle royale is over before it really got going. Bloomberg reports that Bluehole filed a letter of withdrawal with ...

De Lima seeks SC okay to attend oral argument on ICC withdrawal
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-27
DETAINED Sen. Leila M. de Lima has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow her to personally represent herself during the oral argument on the two petitions seeking to declare as invalid the decision of President Duterte to withdraw from the Rome Statute of ...

PR: Protect your designs when selling in the US, leading copyright lawyer urges
securingindustry.com - 2018-06-27
Businesses exporting to the US should ensure they protect themselves against copyright infringement, according to a leading intellectual property expert. Tony Catterall, Head of Intellectual Property at Taylors Solicitors in Manchester/Blackburn ...

Intellectual Property and Digital Trade in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
ICTSD - 2018-06-27
ICTSD is pleased to publish the fifth issue in the CEIPI-ICTSD series on Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, produced jointly with the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI). This new issue ...

Mactan-Cebu International Airport gets ready for commercial operations
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-27
Aside from various system tests and manpower familiarization, the trials will also comprehensively check all standard operating procedures designed to meet the requirements of airlines, Immigration, Customs, Quarantine, and other airport regulatory bodies.

India the most dangerous country to be a woman, U.S. ranks 10th in survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-27
In April, thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand better protection for women, in some of the largest mass demonstrations held in the country since the rape and murder of a female college student in Delhi in 2012. India has long grappled with ...

Copyright safe harbour expansion Bill passes Parliament
ZDNet - 2018-06-27
"The changes will ensure these sectors are protected from legal liability where they can demonstrate they have taken reasonable steps to deal with copyright infringement by users of their online platforms," the department explained. "To ensure the new ...

Two years of Duterte: Broken and fulfilled promises
Rappler - 2018-06-27
MANILA, Philippines - On June 30, 2018, the Philippines will have experienced two years under Rodrigo Duterte - or a third of his presidential term. The first year was a kickstarter, a taste of what 6 years under the longtime Davao City mayor would be ...

U.S. Supreme Court upholds travel ban
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-27
(CNN) -- The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's travel ban. The ruling was 5-4 along partisan lines, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority. The ruling sends a strong message that Trump has broad powers under ...

No clear plan for Boracay rehab, experts say
Bulatlat - 2018-06-27
She urged for accountability from private resort owners, and the local and national government ... it is marred by contradictions. According to University of the Philippines Diliman Geology professor Kristian Saguin, "awarding (land) titles to ...

Aurobindo Infringing Bladder Drug Patent, Astellas Says
Law360 - 2018-06-26
Law360 (June 26, 2018, 3:26 PM EDT) -- Astellas Pharma on Monday accused Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. in Delaware federal court of infringing one of its patents covering the overactive bladder medication VESIcare by applying to make its generic version of the ...

Protesters hound Trump top aides
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-26
Owner Stephanie Wilkinson said her principles had to come before profitability. "I have a business, and I want the business to thrive," Wilkinson told The Washington Post, adding that she felt she needed to make a stand against an "inhumane and ...

Conans Pizza location near campus to close
The Daily Texan - 2018-06-26
In 1985, Conans was sued for copyright infringement by Conan Properties Inc., which owns the rights to the character. But one piece of evidence helped Conans keep its name. "L. Sprague deCamp, who at the time was involved with the ownership of the rights ...

Leonen grills Calida: Can you prove Constitution bans same-sex marriage?
Rappler - 2018-06-26
MANILA, Philippines - Solicitor General Jose Calida was grilled on the Supreme Court (SC) stand on Tuesday, June 26, as he was pressed to justify the prohibition on same-sex marriage when the 1987 Constitution is silent on the issue. Associate Justice ...

Feature: On being farmer's daughter to becoming licensed agriculturist
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-26
Zubiri and the Academic Scholarship of Central Mindanao University in the first year and third year in college. "But, then at the end of the day, problems and challenges made me a strong person. I took that as an inspiration to get high grades and to ...

2 XU law students among delegates for ASEAN Legal Camp in Singapore
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-26
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 21 (PIA)--Two students from the College of ... around the National University of Singapore campus; and recreational and cultural activities. Based on their itinerary, the camp delegates visited the Philippine Embassy in Singapore ...

Should we worry about the Philippine peso?
Rappler - 2018-06-26
Should people be worried? (READ: [OPINION] Why is the Philippine peso the weakest in ASEAN?) According to First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of Metrobank, and the University of Asia & the Pacific (UA&P), the answer depends on ...

Village chiefs told: Enforce the law or face dismissal
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
He said the act of frisking loiterers and taking into custody of minors "are legal unless the Supreme Court declares otherwise." Duterte said the barangay officials could always invoke police power of the state to establish order and safety ...

How bad is it, really? Ezra Klein evaluates life in the Trump era: transcript & podcast
NBC News - 2018-06-26
This comes on the heels of him retweeting literal Nazi propaganda about immigration. And it comes in the midst, if you're hearing this at some point in the future, whenever you downloaded this podcast, this kind of moral crisis for the country over the ...

BTr rejects all bids at T-bonds auction on back of high rates
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
since the Treasury is ready with ample cash buffers coming from its successful RTB issuance earlier in the month and the good revenue-collection performance by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs. From the offer period of May 30 to June 8 ...

Sto. Tomas, first Batangas city under Duterte administration
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
They should pay first whatever debts they have so no one will be going after them. If they are not capable to run a business, they should seek expert opinion or advice. However, they need to be careful in their business dealings to avoid investment scams.

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