BI bars Chinese fugitive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-19
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has blocked a Chinese woman from entering the Philippines after she turned out to be wanted in her home country for fraud. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that a BI personnel stopped Fan Wenxin, 44, on June 10 ...

Producer Menace Says Future Hit Desiigner With Copyright Infringement for "Panda"
XXL Magazine - 2017-06-19
Update 2 (June 9, 11:03 p.m. EST): Mike Dean sent XXL the following statement: The kid lost the stems to the beat. It had some samples in the original from a film. I recreated some of the stems enough to patch up the beat and remove the samples.

Pulley joins local law firm
Rocky Mount Telegram - 2017-06-18
He attended college at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Wilmington before earning his juris doctor degree at Campbell Law School. He also holds certificates in marine propulsion systems and marine electrical systems from Carteret Community College in Morehead City.

Copyright: Author slammed N250m suit on Macmillan, UBEC
www.today.ng - 2017-06-17
A Canada based Nigerian author, Paulicap Okechukwu Okekeda, has slammed N250 million suit on Macmillan Publishing Company Nigeria Limited over an alleged infringement of his intellectual property and copyright. Joined as co-defendant in the suit filed on ...

Theft of intellectual property is a crime
SC Times - 2017-06-17
We all know copying is wrong. If someone else wrote it, designed it, sang it, filmed it, drew it or photographed it, it's wrong to copy their work. It's illegal. My 4th grade teacher never used the term "theft of intellectual property", but she made it ...

Dole steps up campaign vs child labor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-16
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is strengthening its monitoring of business establishments to prevent and stop child labor by 2025. Adeline de Castro, DOLE planning service director, said they were closely coordinating with government ...

Parliament passes digital fair dealing for Copyright Act
ZDNet - 2017-06-16
The legislation also protects key cultural institutions and their preservation of material under s113L and s113M, with usage of a copyright material not constituting infringement. Section 113E provides a fair dealing provision for persons with a disability ...

DOLE lifts OFW deployment ban to Qatar
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-16
A total of 28 new teachers and 20 bus drivers of PSD and 51 new teachers of PISQ have pending applications with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The Philippine Embassy and Polo has recommended the deployment of an Assessment Team ...

Bello to review issuance of licenses of recruitment agencies
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-15
Bello III has assumed full authority in the licensing of overseas placement agencies, a function erstwhile delegated to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). In Administrative Order No. 241 series of 2017, Bello recalled a 1998 DOLE ...

DOLE lifts OFW deployment ban to Qatar
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-15
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday lifted the deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Qatar upon the recommendation of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in the host country. Labor Secretary Silvestre H.

Pirate Bay can be held liable for copyright infringement, ECJ rules
The Inquirer - 2017-06-15
THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (ECJ) has ruled that The Pirate Bay can be held liable for copyright infringement, despite not storing infringing material. The landmark ruling comes as part of a long-running dispute between the platform and Dutch anti-piracy ...

Funai, TiVo renew multi-region product and intellectual property licence
Rapid TV News - 2017-06-15
In an agreement that will see the global CE provider re-enter the Japanese market with entertainment products enhanced with its G-Guide, TiVo has renewed its multi-year product and intellectual property (IP) licence with Funai Electric. The move comes as ...

PRESS BRIEFING: in Room III, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will release its Global Innovation Index 2017
United Nations Regional Information Centre - 2017-06-15
Co-published by WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD, the report provides an annual ranking of the innovation capabilities and performance of economies around the world. Speakers: Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General; Soumitra Doutta, Dean, Cornell College ...

Pirate Bay could face charges of copyright infringement after European court ruling
Mirror - 2017-06-14
The Pirate Bay may have to amend its file-sharing practices after Europe's top court said it may be breaking copyright rules by helping users download films, TV shows and music for free. File-sharing websites such as Pirate Bay and Torrentz have angered ...

Pirate Bay liable for copyright, says ECJ
BBC - 2017-06-14
The Pirate Bay can be held liable for copyright infringement, which could signal "the end" of the platform, according to a European Court of Justice ruling. The ruling is part of a long-running dispute between the platform and Dutch anti-piracy group ...

DOLE calls for joint efforts vs. child labor in conflict areas
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-14
MANILA, June 15 -- Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III called on other agencies of government and civic organizations to jointly intensify efforts in combating child labor in conflict areas following reports that children were embroiled in forced labor ...

PH, Mexico exploring free trade, currency pacts
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-14
MANILA, June 15 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has raised the possibility of a free trade pact along with bilateral agreements on currency and taxation harmonization between the Philippines and Mexico, which is our 19th largest export market and ...

Judge Overturns Jury's Verdict That 'Jersey Boys' Is a Copyright Infringement
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-06-14
The story of The Four Seasons, the 1960s pop group with mob connections and a long string of hits, was incredible enough to power Jersey Boys. A lawsuit over the creation of that mega-successful theatrical production is astonishing in its own right, with a ...

Pirate Bay might infringe copyright after all, European court rules
CNet - 2017-06-14
The top European court has ruled the Pirate Bay could be held liable for copyright infringement by users illegally sharing films, TV shows and other content. Although it is already widely blocked in countries including the UK and Australia, the Pirate ...

Government caravan for child-labor free community goes to New Bataan
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-06-14
DAVAO CITY, June 14 (PIA) - A convergence of various government services centering on child protection will be brought tomorrow (June 15) to a barangay in the municipality of New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province to provide assistance to 200 children ...

Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-13
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, an American serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts. Tillerson says that Warmbier is on his way back to the U.S. to be re ...

Create it REAL combats 3D printing copyright issues with new FDM, SLA platform
3ders.org - 2017-06-12
Create it REAL, a 3D printing company based in Aalborg, Denmark, says it has developed a platform that will allow companies and designers to more easily protect their 3D models from copyright infringement and ensure their quality and printability.

Sports and Intellectual Property
Lexology - 2017-06-12
Intellectual property is transversal to all areas of society. In fact, it is practically impossible for any citizen not to be in daily contact with an intellectual property right Sport is no exception and is even an area which, over the last decades ...

2 health groups back DU30 tax reform plan
The Daily Tribune - 2017-06-12
In separate statements, the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) and the Clean Air Philippines ... In a sign of positive business sentiment for this tax reform package, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) index went up by 90.37 points or 1.15 ...

BPO HORIZONS INC.
jobstreet.com.ph - 2017-06-12
Our Team is composed of Members from different organizations like Association of Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (ACPAPP), Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Board of Accountancy (BOA), Asian Institute of Taxation ...

Amway sues insurance providers over denial of claims tied to copyright settlement
MiBiz - 2017-06-12
ADA -- A new chapter has opened in a two-decade-long legal saga over allegations of copyright infringement against the parent company of Amway Corp. Major record labels, music industry groups and other parties first sued the direct-selling giant in 1996 ...

Sandigan affirms dismissal of Kentex fire case vs Gatchalian
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-11
Other pertinent rules include Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, which allowed local government units to issue "temporary" permits pending compliance with other requirements, and the Bureau of Fire Protection Operational Procedures Manual, which provides ...

House OKs bill allowing in-city resettlement
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-11
These are the departments of Labor and Employment, Social Welfare and Development, and Science and Technology, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and the Philippine Trade and Training Center. The bill said the LGUs, in coordination ...

Over 6,450 local careers up for grabs in 2017 Independence Day Job and Business Fairs in Central Luzon
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-06-11
"About 1,500 overseas careers from 12 recruitment agencies, as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, will likewise be offered," Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Ana Dione disclosed. Overseas ...

PSA assures: ASPBI survey just sampling, not taxation
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-06-10
TAGBILARAN CITY, June 5 (PIA)-- The Annual Survey of Philippine Businessmen and Industry (ASPBI) ongoing in Bohol until the end of June is just like any sample-based surveys and not anything near what respondents fear. This is the assurance of the ...

Buzzfeed Says Journo Should Be 'Pleased' Photo Was Used
Law 360 - 2017-06-09
Law360, New York (June 9, 2017, 1:46 PM EDT) -- BuzzFeed told a New York federal judge Friday that an Italian photojournalist suing the site for copyright infringement should have been happy that his photo of child soldiers in Ukraine was used in its ...

OWWA 6 recognizes partners
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-09
Awardees include the province of Iloilo, city of Iloilo, Department of Labor and Employment, TESDA, Professional Regulation Commission, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board, National Conciliation ...

'Raabta' vs 'Magadheera': Sushant-Kriti starrer wins the case of copyright infringement
newsnation.in - 2017-06-09
Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer 'Raabta' will finally hit the theatres on the scheduled date as the producers of 'Magadheera' have withdrawn their case. It was reported that 'Magadheera' producer Allu Arvind has alleged that the 'Raabta ...

A warm thank you from JobStreet.com and POEA
jobstreet.com.ph - 2017-06-09
Philip Gioca (JobStreet.com Sales Director), Rowella V. Grande (DOLE NCR OIC Director), Yoda Buyco (JobStreet.com Marketing Director), Atty. Hans Cacdac (POEA Administrator), Marta Hernandez (TESDA-PIO Executive Director), Marissu Bugante (SSS VP for ...

Makati resto-bar padlocked
Tempo - 2017-06-09
A popular Makati City bar-restaurant was padlocked yesterday by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for its alleged failure to show its official receipts and books of accounts. Makati Revenue Regional Director Glen Geraldino identified the eatery as Union ...

Disney, VidAngel Weigh Family-Friendly Filtering Against Copyright Protection in the 9th Circuit
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-06-08
should the DMCA be interpreted to gut not only the Family Movie Act but also other well-recognized exemptions to copyright infringement?" DVDs and Blu-rays contain technological measures that prevent unauthorized copying, and the Digital Millennium ...

YouTube Takes Down Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester Benefit Concert On Copyright Grounds
Hypebot - 2017-06-08
The streaming of Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert on the singer's YouTube page was shut down by Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment for copyright infringement, despite the event being a benefit for victims of the recent deadly ...

Intellectual Property 101: What Your Business Needs To Know About Copyright Law
Forbes - 2017-06-08
Having an understanding of Intellectual Property law (IP) has become an essential skill for starting and growing a business. Many products, technologies, and creative works you make are protected by one of the four types of Intellectual Property Law ...

Keeping Your Intellectual Property Under Lock And Key
foundersguide.com - 2017-06-08
One of the most interesting and fastest-growing talking points in modern business tech is intellectual property. Two of the leading names in self-driving vehicle technology, Uber and Otto, came up against allegations of intellectual property theft earlier ...

Back to basics: conducting Intellectual Property work in the Middle East
Lexology - 2017-06-08
Our intellectual property team in Dubai has put together this handy alphabetised guide as an introduction to conducting IP work in the Middle East. A is for Arabic, the official language of the region. Consider developing and protecting Arabic branding to ...

Mighty Corp asserts innocence at preliminary probe on tax case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-08
Cigarette firm Mighty Corporation maintained that it has not violated any law as it submitted its counter-affidavit before the Department of Justice (DOJ) in response to the P26.93-billion tax evasion case filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

WATCH | DOLE eases deployment ban on Qatar, bars only OFWs still processing OECs
interaksyon.com - 2017-06-08
In an emergency press conference at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) main office in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the changes in the suspension order were made upon the recommendation of the ...

Eleventh Circuit Joins Split Court Decisions on Registration Precondition for Copyright Suits
National Law Review - 2017-06-08
Courts generally understand that registration is a precondition to filing suit for copyright infringement. But, as mentioned, they do not agree on when "registration" occurs. The Copyright Act defines registration unhelpfully as "a registration of a ...

End labor export, implement reforms, OFW group urges Duterte
Bulatlat - 2017-06-07
In 1974, then-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos issued Presidential Decree 442 or the 1974 Labor Code. The Labor Code put into practice a program "to promote the overseas employment of Filipino workers through a comprehensive market promotion and ...

Only OFWs with contracts, OECs can go to Qatar, says labor dep't
Rappler - 2017-06-07
issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). All with OECs, whether returning to Qatar or new hires, will be allowed to depart. Bello said, however, that OFWs whose papers are still for processing remain covered by the deployment ban.

Russia accession to the Protocol amending the Agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights
JD Supra - 2017-06-07
In its meeting of April 27, 2017, the Russian Government has approved the Bill "On approval of the Protocol amending the Agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights" proposed by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ...

WWE Had Reportedly Received Copyright Complaint Over 'Great Balls Of Fire' Name
Wrestling INC - 2017-06-07
And Joe said, 'Hey Jerry, do you happen to know who I would contact at the WWE about copyright infringement?' I go, 'What? What are you talking about?' He goes, 'Well, we understand they are doing a pay-per-view called Great Balls of Fire and Jerry Lee has ...

Uganda: Artists Seek Huge Pay for Copyright
AllAfrica - 2017-06-07
Local artists and innovators have had a series of court battles with companies over the infringement on copyright and patents. The constitution does not explicitly provide for the protection of IP. For years, players in the arts industry have been pushing ...

True CSR begins at home
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-07
CSR assurance certifications or "social audits" became popular in the 1980s and 1990s with the emergence of the global production networks (GPNs) in the labor-intensive and export-oriented industries such as the garments, footwear and electronics ...

13,000 jobs up for grabs at Independence Day job fair in Region 12
Mindanews - 2017-06-07
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. The DTI-12 will spearhead the TNK Business Seminars and Mini Trade and Livelihood Fair as part of the event, Cano said. He said the signing of the localized version ...

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