NBI nabs 2 Cavite sisters for cybersex, child porn
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-17
Francisco noted that when the NBI acted on the information provided by the US Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USHSI-ICE) that a woman in Cavite was offering underaged girls for sex, the siblings had closed a P20,000 ...

On This Day in Math - March 17
pballew.blogspot.com - 2017-03-17
VFR 1988 Apple Computer sues Microsoft Corporation for copyright infringement in its Windows design. After Apple developed a highly successful graphical user interface for its Macintosh computer released in 1984, Microsoft fought back with an operating ...

Kodi users could be threatened with 10 years in prison
Herald Scotland - 2017-03-17
that the copyright clause within the Bill criminalises minor copyright infringement. The Government wants to use the Bill to increase penalties for criminals running websites that allow people to download copyright-protected material. But the proposed ...

Unicolors Inc. accuses Miss Love, Zulily, others of copyright infringement
norcalrecord.com - 2017-03-16
LOS ANGELES - A Vernon business alleges one of its textile designs was used without its permission. Unicolors Inc. filed a complaint on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Miss Love Inc., Elizabeth Kang ...

Ten Pakistanis detained trying to reach Abu Sayyaf stronghold without papers
philippineslifestyle.com - 2017-03-16
They have now been turned over to the Bureau of Immigration. "They are currently under the custody of proper authorities as they failed to present any valid documents when our coast guard personnel requested their identification during the pre-departure ...

Principium Strategies Launched to Help Companies Protect Intellectual Property Assets
Yahoo Finance - 2017-03-16
The globally renowned IP law firm Ladas & Parry LLP announced today that it has combined its Watch Services division with Ladas Domains, its leading provider of domain registration and protection services, to form Principium Strategies. The new company ...

Chamber of Digital Commerce Forms the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council
Marketwired - 2017-03-16
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2017) - The Chamber of Digital Commerce has formed the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council (BIPC), an initiative to promote innovation in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) by addressing ...

Copyright Trolls Win Against Privacy in Sweden
nordvpn.com - 2017-03-16
That means that Njord will be able to send copyright infringement letters to the people who are formally in control of the IP addresses used for P2P file sharing. Tele2 and Bredbandsbolaget have also been singled out and will have to comply with any ...

TRAIN to transfer P170B annually from the rich to low-income groups
The Daily Tribune - 2017-03-16
To ensure it is properly understood and appreciated, he has initiated dialogues with local government and business sectors, and civil society and NGO leaders in key areas of the country. The TRAIN roadshow has now has over 90 consultation, the latest of ...

Job fair tomorrow
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-03-16
The Public Employment Service Office- Negros Occidental will spearhead a recruitment activity tomorrow at the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College Gymnasium in Talisay City. Several POEA-licensed recruitment agencieswill be hiring nurses, skilled workers ...

No airport terminal fee charge for OFWs beginning April 30
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-16
Aniceto "John" Bertiz III. Also invited to the event are Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, Acting POEA Administrator Undersecretary Dominador Say and Overseas Workers Welfare Administrator Hans Cacdac.

Intellectual property rights in a virtual world
JD Supra - 2017-03-16
This article will explore the key legal issues relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, traditionally only used in the real world, and their role in the virtual or augmented world. The basic legal position on including virtual or augmented versions ...

Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case
Lexology - 2017-03-16
A big legal battle has been brewing between upstart video streamer VidAngel and Hollywood heavyweights Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. So far, the studios have scored a clean knockdown, if not a knockout. VidAngel describes itself as a family ...

Another tourism grand plan
Philstar - 2017-03-15
Fiscal incentives could be regarded as attractive, which include income tax holidays, a five percent gross income taxation rate, tax and duty free importation of capital investment and equipment, transportation equipment and spare parts, goods and services ...

Who owns the intellectual property for your website?
talk-business.co.uk - 2017-03-15
In the modern, digital economy, many small business owners depend on their website for new business enquiries or sales, some conduct their entire business through their websites and very few do not use a website at all. With visibility on the internet more ...

S. Korean firms urged to enhance protection of intellectual rights in China: report
YONHAP NEWS AGENCY - 2017-03-15
SEOUL, March 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korean companies must be better prepared to protect their intellectual property (IP) rights, especially when doing business in China, a report said Wednesday, citing a recent rise in IP-related disputes in China.

New PCP launched for intellectual property professionals in Singapore
humanresourcesonline.net - 2017-03-15
Singaporeans will soon have a new route to high-value careers in intellectual property (IP) and innovation, with the launch of the new professional conversion programme (PCP) for IP Professionals - a collaboration between Workforce Singapore (WSG) and IPOS.

IP Management Co. Inks $5.6M Patent Fees Class Action Deal
Law 360 - 2017-03-15
Law360, New York (March 14, 2017, 8:08 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property management firm CPA Global has agreed to pay a class of companies $5.6 million to settle allegations brought by California-based medical diagnostics company Run Them Sweet that CPA ...

This Film Will Make You Question All of Your Download/Upload Habits
Esquire - 2017-03-15
Kim's downfall was equally obtuse. He was "captured" during a pre-dawn special ops-style raid on his compound in 2012, when authorities had finally had enough of his alleged mass-scale copyright infringement and wanted him in cuffs. Helicopters descended ...

DOJ and FTC Issue Updates to Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property for the First Time Since 1995
Lexology - 2017-03-15
(3) intellectual property licensing is generally procompetitive. The update aims to bring the IP Licensing Guidelines in line with developments in statutory and case law. The update also seeks to modernize them so that the IP Licensing Guidelines will ...

Trump took a write-off of $100 million in 2005, leaked tax documents show
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-15
Edward Kleinbard, a professor of tax law at the University of Southern California ... $42 million in business income, $32 million in capital gains, $9 million in taxable interest and $998,599 in salary in 2005, for a total of nearly $153 million.

Digital Banking: The future of lower remittance costs
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-15
In photo, overseas Filipino workers still processing their documents at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration office in Ortigas. IN 2016 just under $27 billion fresh foreign-currency earnings were pumped into the local economy in the form of ...

Blizzard Wants $8.5 Million Copyright Damages From "Cheat" Maker
TorrentFreak - 2017-03-14
The game developer requests the minimum statutory copyright damages of $200 per infringement, arguing that the cheat maker sold at least 42,818 of its hacks in the U.S. Over the years video game developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment has released ...

Kodi users will be threatened with 10 YEARS in PRISON
The Daily Express - 2017-03-14
According to a new campaign page by the Open Rights Group - a digital campaigning organisation that aims to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online - the Bill criminalises minor copyright infringement. Open Rights Group want to change the ...

Intellectual Property Market - Renting Of Intellectual Property Has Emerged As A Leading Trend
openpr.com - 2017-03-14
The term "intellectual property" refers to creations by individual minds in the form of artistic and literary work, inventions, symbols, images, concepts, names, and designs that are primarily used in commerce. Law defines intellectual property as ...

Intellectual Property Traps for the Unwary Business
JD Supra - 2017-03-13
Businesses often have misconceptions when it comes to intellectual property issues. Here are a few questions and answers on topics about which clients often ask us for advice: Q: We hired the photographer to take pictures for our company brochure, so we ...

Tax reforms seen cleared by midyear
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-03-13
The third is about property taxation, while the fourth one is on financial or capital income taxation. Chua said he was hoping the second package could be passed in the second half of the year. "We estimate that by middle of the year, we will be finished ...

Solons deny being pressured to vote for death penalty bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-13
Cagayan Rep. Randolph Ting, chairperson of the House committee on labor and employment, said he did not feel pressure from the House leadership for him to vote for the death penalty. Ting is among the 217 lawmakers who voted to approve the bill on third ...

Gujarat National Law University holds lecture on Donald Trump
Times of India - 2017-03-13
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), through its Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, organized a special lecture on the topic 'Legal Implications of Trump's Administration' on its campus in Gandhinagar. The special lecture on US ...

Nintendo loses suit: 'MariCar' go-kart operator survives
campaignasia.com - 2017-03-13
The creator of Mario Bros announced its intention to sue MariCar for copyright infringement on 24 February. MariCar is a popular tourist attraction that offers the chance to zoom around Tokyo dressed as Mario or Luigi (and a host of other, non-Nintendo ...

LOOK: A slimmer Mar Roxas
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-03-13
(he is now in style!) I approve!" she wrote. The post has garnered over 2,500 likes since its posting. This may be a fruit of his labor, because Roxas, even during a long vacation in New York, shared on his Facebook page that he braved the 7 degrees ...

Nation on track to close IPR gap with US, EU
english.sina.com - 2017-03-13
China will rapidly close gap with the US and the EU in terms of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement, as the Chinese economy is on track for innovation-led growth, said the former head of the State Intellectual Property Office ...

Carmack strikes back at ZeniMax with new lawsuit
Polygon - 2017-03-12
Last month, ZeniMax won a $500 million lawsuit against Oculus, mainly based on non-disclosure infringements and copyright infringement. The lawsuit claimed that Carmack's source code work, created while he was an id employee, had been appropriated by ...

Turkey dispute timing may benefit Dutch premier in election
Philstar - 2017-03-12
But Krouwel said that Wilders' views on immigration and integration have been known for years by Dutch voters and so he may not profit. Other parties, like Rutte's VVD and the increasingly right-wing Christian Democrats, seeking to eat into Wilders ...

Bold New Policies for The Brave New Biologies: IPRs and Innovation in Synthetic Biology and Gene editing
blogs.harvard.edu - 2017-03-12
Research Seminar at the University of Copenhagen debating intellectual property and innovation in synthetic biology, systems biology & gene editing. New technologies in biology offer a brave new world of possibilities. Promising solutions to some of the ...

Tax reform
Philstar - 2017-03-12
The other thing that tax reform must address is equity. Simply, the rich must carry a larger burden of taxation than the middle class. But the rich have good tax accountants and lawyers who utilize every loophole in the tax code, every possible scheme to ...

End of tax-free regime for churches draws varied reactions
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-12
Alvarez revisiting a provision in the 1987 Constitution providing tax-free privileges for religious educational institutions. Magdalo Rep. Gary C. Alejano said, "There is a constitutional provision regarding that matter, as long as it is intended for ...

Why 'The Good Fight' Tackled NBC's Delayed Trump 'SVU' Episode
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-03-12
The network then brought suit against the writer for copyright infringement. However, in the end, the writer beat the suit on First Amendment grounds, which were triggered by a tweet by the President himself. In the fictional tweet, the president called ...

PRA GM Bienvenido Chy From Star Basketball Player to Reformist Lawyer @25
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-12
Bienvenido or Benjie, as he opts to be called, is currently the general manager of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA ... One is Huang Rulun, a 65-year-old Chinese real-estate tycoon who has donated 10,000 beds for the drug treatment and ...

'Faulkner v. Woody Allen' leads to surprise ending
USA Today - 2017-03-11
William Faulkner's estate sued Sony Pictures Classics after filmmaker Woody Allen quoted Faulkner in 'Midnight in Paris,' alleging copyright infringement. A judge dismissed the lawsuit, saying it was fair use. This story now has a surprising ending.

Google's Uber Lawsuit Reflects the High-Stakes Battles Over Intellectual Property
The Street - 2017-03-11
The industry has relied on a business model where consumers have to pay for many channels they don't care to watch. Many are now choosing to pay for none. Though Finisar and a couple of other component vendors have offered disappointing outlooks, strong ...

Fed govt to tackle piracy, intellectual property theft - Minister
www.today.ng - 2017-03-11
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar In a renewed effort to clamp down on piracy and theft of intellectual property, the Federal Government has initiated a partnership with major stakeholders across various economic ...

Labor secretary announces 10,756 job vacancies for qualified jobseekers
The Daily Tribune - 2017-03-11
An individual looking for a job and at least 15 years old may register at PhilJobNet while any establishment or employer duly recognized by Philippine business authorizing agencies and with existing Tax Identification Number may register as employer.

Alphabet adds patent claim to Uber intellectual property theft lawsuit
Reuters - 2017-03-10
Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) self-driving car unit Waymo on Friday added a new patent claim to its intellectual property lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc and requested a preliminary injunction to stop the ride-sharing service from using what it says is ...

Continue peace talks rather than wage war
Bulatlat - 2017-03-10
Earlier Thursday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in a speech at the National Defense College, announced that peace adviser ... "We in the military and the defense [department] welcome this development," Lorenzana explained, "because we also ...

Jeff Koons Found Liable for Copyright Infringement. Again.
pdnpulse.pdnonline.com - 2017-03-10
A French court has ordered appropriation artist Jeff Koons and contemporary art museum Centre Pompidou to pay EUR40,000 (about $46,000 US) for infringing the copyright of a photograph by the late French photographer Jean-Fran├žois Bauret. The court ...

US must bolster fight with China over intellectual property rights
The Hill - 2017-03-10
As President Trump and his trade team take the reins, they should adopt policies that embrace strong protection of intellectual property rights. They must combat the practices of countries that attempt to use technology transfers and phony competition laws ...

Patent authority rules against Nintendo, lets go-kart firm keep MariCar trademark
Japan Times - 2017-03-10
The decision was made before Nintendo sued the go-kart company over copyright infringement in late February. In that lawsuit, filed with the Tokyo District Court, the Kyoto-based game maker alleged MariCar is renting unauthorized costumes of Nintendo game ...

Manufacturers in the United States Depend on Strong Global Intellectual Property Protections to Compete and Win
Shopfloor - 2017-03-09
Manufacturers in the United States know that innovation and intellectual property (IP) are crucial for their economic success, and that their competitiveness depends on continual innovation: creation of new products, technologies, and more efficient ...

On BI scandal, Gordon sees extortion, not bribery
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-09
Gordon said that while he did not see Lam being liable, he could be answerable to the labor department for the Chinese nationals working for him without the proper documents. According to Gordon, what was clear was that sacked BI Associate Commissioners Al ...

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