For U.S. asylum seekers, some judges are a better bet than others
Reuters - 2017-10-17
The mass exodus from Central America was under way when Gutierrez and Ana ... to a particular social group of Hondurans opposed to gang violence and recruitment in schools. The lawyers also argued that she was part of another particular social group ...

Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-10-17
After another scholar, Michael Drosnin, purchased a copy of the software, used it, and then published some of the output in matrix form in a best-selling book, The Bible Code, Spielberg sued for copyright infringement. Here's what a judge wrote on summary ...

ING: Q3 growth likely above 6%
Philstar - 2017-10-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Dutch financial giant ING Bank said the economy likely expanded by more than six percent in the third quarter on the back of higher government spending. Joey Cuyegkeng, senior economist at ING Bank Manila, said government spending ...

Privacy and sovereignty in the age of anxiety
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-17
In 2014 the Supreme Court ruled that the Revised Penal Code applied to the digital world, when it upheld the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Prevention Act. The bloggers assert that, as private citizens, they have no obligation to uphold fairness in ...

Remittances rise to $20.72 B in 8 months
Philstar - 2017-10-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The amount of money sent by overseas Filipinos to the Philippines in August grew at its fastest pace in five months as new markets for skilled Filipino workers have been found, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday.

Apple and IBM to Blame China for Infringing On Intellectual Property Rights
The Street - 2017-10-17
US industry groups representing Apple ( AAPL) , IBM ( IBM) and other tech giants have blamed China's rules on inbound investment for infringing the intellectual property rights of US companies. Repeating a complaint likely to top the agenda during US ...

As Trump Renegotiates NAFTA, Intellectual Property Rights Should Top the Agenda
The Foundry - 2017-10-17
Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is a distinguished visiting fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation. He was also a senior economic advisor to Donald Trump during ...

Justice Caguioa assails SC ruling on De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-17
Why did the majority of Supreme Court justices treat detained Sen. Leila de Lima differently from two plunder suspects--former President and currently Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.? Associate Justice ...

BI bracing for possible influx of Christmas travelers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-17
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it will deploy 100 newly hired immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and other international airports in time for the anticipated influx and exodus of travelers during the holiday season.

Senators back lifestyle checks on customs, BIR personnel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-17
Sen. Sonny Angara also said lifestyle checks on revenue agencies was proper, citing the recent expos├ę in the Senate of the so-called "tara system" that showed the systematic corruption in the BOC. "It is important that they be done fairly and to ...

Kiwi immigration body warns against unlicensed consultants
Philstar - 2017-10-16
"People who are not licensed of exempt, including POEA agencies, can share publicly available information but cannot provide immigration advice," Abiston emphasized. Dealing with the unlicensed advisers can result to distressing situation for the visa ...

Supreme Court to hear US-Microsoft digital privacy case
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-16
The US Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a landmark privacy case which sees the Trump administration up against computing giant Microsoft. It will examine whether US law enforcement should be allowed to access evidence held on servers overseas ...

Intellectual property clauses in mining services contracts
Lexology - 2017-10-16
The primary focus of the parties to a mining services contract is often on the goods or services, their price, and the commercial schedules. IP is often a secondary consideration, but is an essential part of the contract. In this article we highlight some ...

Indian firm plans to pursue intellectual property case against Monsanto
The Business Journal - 2017-10-16
Indian seed firm Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. does not plan to settle its intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co., despite reports that three other cotton seed makers in the country are moving forward with settlements. It was reported last week that Ajeet ...

Buried Treasure: How Much Is Hidden in Tax Havens?
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-16
Switzerland, which developed cross-border wealth-management in the 1920s, once was in a league of its own as a tax haven. Since the 1980s, however, tax-dodgers have had a rich menu to choose from: They can hide assets anywhere from the Bahamas to Hong Kong.

High Court issues reminder that infringement of unregistered design right is not to be equated with copyright infringement
Lexology - 2017-10-16
On 25 August 2017 in Neptune (Europe) Ltd v. Devol Kitchens Ltd [2017] EWHC 2172, Mr Justice Henry Carr sitting in the High Court dismissed the claim that the Defendant's modular kitchen range known as Shaker infringed the UK unregistered design right ...

Stephen Moore: NAFTA 2.0 Must Strengthen Intellectual Property Rights
Investors Business Daily - 2017-10-16
America's trade negotiators are now in the process ?of crafting a 2.0 update of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Fortunately, it now appears that Donald Trump's intention on NAFTA is to mend it, not end it. The trade deal has ...

You Will Care About Intellectual Property Sooner Or Later
Forbes - 2017-10-16
I have been in high-tech for nearly 30 years, and while my father and older brother were knee-deep in intellectual property (IP) as IP attorneys, I always played on the IP outskirts in product, marketing, and strategy roles. Early in my career, I thought ...

Job fairs set in three LGUs
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-16
This CHMSC mid-year Job Fair will be participated in by 12 international, 20 local and 4 Business Process Outsourcing companies from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, in partnership with PESO-Talisay. Bago City wil also conduct a job fair on November 2 in ...

Job fairs set in three LGUs
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-16
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-Bacolod City has announced that job fairs will be held in the three local government units of Negros Occidental this month and early November. The Cities of Bacolod, Bago and Talisay will hold separate job ...

Blizzard Sues Chinese Overwatch Clone for Damages in Copyright Infringement
SegmentNext - 2017-10-16
There are games that are heavily inspired by others and then there is Heroes of Warfare, a product that copies everything in Overwatch to the dot. The clone is from the dubiously named 4399EN GAME developer in China and is currently available in the region ...

Cloud Computing to Grow in ASEAN: PH cloud to grow with security and data privacy
Microsoft - 2017-10-16
Cloud computing also democratizes access to technology, as users pay only for what they use ... Tuminez, Regional Director for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs for Microsoft (Southeast Asia). In rural areas, too, the cloud can be transformative.

Epic Games Has Filed Copyright Lawsuits Against Fortnite Cheaters
Bleeding Cool News - 2017-10-15
Both defendants are facing up to $150,000 in damages for copyright infringement. In a statement given to IGN, an Epic spokesperson said: "When cheaters use aimbots or other cheat technology, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly. We take ...

DoF conducts lifestyle check
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-15
The investigation includes, among others, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Customs (BoC), Bureau of the Treasury, Bureau of Local Government Finance, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp., Securities and Exchange Commission, Insurance Commission ...

PHL stocks to sustain gains on positive sentiment
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-15
AFTER REPEATEDLY logging all-time highs last week, the market is expected to sustain its gains in the days ahead as investors here and abroad are likely to continue banking on favorable overall economic prospects on the back of corporate earnings and the ...

John Roska: Registering a copyright
The News-Gazette - 2017-10-15
That's a huge help in proving that it's really your copyright, which you'll have to do if you ever want to stop copyright infringement. Having a registered copyright also makes it easier to sue, if a simple "cease and desist" letter doesn't stop the ...

US rejects French proposal on taxing tech companies
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-14
European authorities have targeted multinational companies that avoid taxation by seeking out cosy arrangements in low- and no-tax jurisdictions. The Obama administration in 2016 reacted angrily to European authorities' decision to collect more than $14 ...

Palace: No expulsion of EU envoys
Global Nation - 2017-10-14
An international human rights group and a mission of international parliamentarians and civil society leaders on Monday warned that the Philippines faced UN and EU sanctions if the government failed to stop the killing of drug suspects and allow an ...

Wendy McElroy: An Introduction to "The Satoshi Revolution" - 2017-10-14
For example, revolutions flow from privileged university students who believe change is possible ... And, yet, how can people function in commerce and international finance without an intermediary? Satoshi Nakamoto solved the problem with simple elegance.

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-14
"Terrorism will not disappear, we anticipate another assault maybe this time in two or three places in the Philippines but we are prepared ... at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

US moves closer to EU position on taxing tech giants
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-14
"The United States is open to considering the matter and they understand very well the need for the fair taxation of digital giants," French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told reporters on Friday. He spoke after meeting with US Treasury Steven Mnuchin on ...

US regulators OK Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley pipelines
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-14
Both the Southern Environmental Law Center and Sierra Club emphasized LaFleur's dissent. "While FERC's anticipated rubber-stamp of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline follows a long trend of this agency's failure to carry out its responsibilities and properly ...

Does technology worsen poverty?
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-13
As technology-based production processes rely less and less on human labor, more and more unskilled and low-skilled workers find themselves losing their jobs, and their self-esteem as well. Technology is also seen to have worsened ecological poverty.

No set formula for competitiveness - Mahathir
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-13
The former prime minister of Malaysia, Mahatir Mohammad, listens during a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (unseen) in Tehran on December 1, 2008. Mohammad is on an official visit to the Islamic republic. -- AFP INDIVIDUAL ECONOMIES ...

Pulse Asia poll shows majority approval, trust for Duterte
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-13
Duterte, gestures as he delivers his speech during the relaunching of the Malaca├▒ang Press Briefing Room (MPBR) at the New Executive Building (NEB ... from 7% for President Duterte to 21% for Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno while their distrust ...

International Comparative Legal Guide To Copyright 2018: USA Chapter
Mondaq - 2017-10-13
a copyright registration is necessary for a copyright owner to file a copyright infringement suit (or for a litigant to file a counterclaim of infringement) in the United States. Note, however, that an applicant whose copyright application is refused ...

Dutch banking giant: PH remains a BPO magnet
Inquirer - 2017-10-13
Dutch financial giant ING is positioning to grow its shared services hub in the Philippines, unfazed by doomsday jitters in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry arising from headwinds in the local and global markets. ING Business Shared Services ...

Epic Games is Suing Two Fortnite Cheaters For Copyright Infringement
PlayStation LifeStyle - 2017-10-13
When cheaters get reported or caught, they are usually permanently banned from the game or even from certain game services like Steam. Epic Games is taking is one step further though, as they are suing two cheaters using cheating software in their ...

What we know about Spain's Catalonia crisis
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-12
It has long grappled with the idea of independence, but Spain's economic crisis coupled with resentment with the central government over taxation -- and, more recently police, violence -- has pushed the secession cause to centre stage. Puigdemont has ...

Fortnite cheaters sued for copyright infringement
Game Zone - 2017-10-12
Last week, thousands of players were banned from Fortnite for cheating, now Epic Games is continuing their hunt for cheaters and cheat providers by filing a lawsuit against two prolific cheaters. Epic Games have been around since 1991 making games like ...

PSA launches labor surveys
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-12
TACLOBAN CITY--The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently conducting two surveys that are important in the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor sector. The fourth and last round of the quarterly Labor Force ...

PSE stuck in middle of road toward single-trading hub
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-12
A FEW years ago the Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) began to cross a road its Asian peers have long treaded on: trade in diverse securities. The PSE, however, appears to be stuck in the middle. The melancholy comes from the lofty aim of the PSE ...

Justice denied: Baliaga acquitted, search for Jonas continues after a decade
Bulatlat - 2017-10-12
On April 28, 2007, Jonas Burgos was abducted in the Ever Gotesco mall in Quezon City by suspected armed state agents, forced inside a van with the plate number TAB 194. He was still able to speak to his mother thru a phone call, but his message made no ...

Apple, Google, others say Chinese investment regulations infringe on intellectual property rights
Apple Insider - 2017-10-12
A trade group representing a number of high-profile U.S. technology firms, including Apple, Google, and IBM, spoke out against Chinese regulations at an International Trade Commission hearing on Tuesday, saying the Asian country's rules help facilitate ...

BIR needs more personnel
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-10-12
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Caesar Dulay, in his keynote message during the forum dubbed "Pulong-Pulong Kaupod si Caesar Dulay" held recently, urged taxpayers to cooperate to pay their taxes to support government programs and operations.

2017 business plan competition: Two Cebuano seafarers among top 10 contenders
Philstar - 2017-10-11
The Department of Labor and Employment-7 named the Cebuano nominees as Pedro S. Mabalhin of Minag-a Poblacion, Alegria, Cebu and Quirico Delgado Ilad of Barangay Canduman,Mandaue City. Dexter F. Paro, NRCO-7 coordinator, said that the competition is ...

Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-11
The Corps permitted the pipeline project. Boasberg ruled on June 14 that the Corps largely complied with environmental law in giving its permission but that it didn't adequately consider how an oil spill under the Lake Oahe reservoir on the Missouri River ...

Grafoid Announces the Appointment of Dr. Vassilis G. Keramidas as Technical Advisor and Intellectual Property Asset Manager
ForexTV - 2017-10-11
OTTAWA , Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grafoid Inc., a global leader in industrial scale graphene application development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vassilis G. Keramidas as Technical Advisor with responsibilities for managing its ...

Expanding the bounty of OFW remittances
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-11
Remittances from overseas Filipinos grew 8.7 percent in July, the Central Bank reported ... they had abroad upon their return," economist Dr. Alvin Ang of Ateneo de Manila University said during a policy forum on migrant reintegration.

PHL has highest incidence of part-time work in Asean
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-11
The Philippines has the highest percentage of part-time workers in Asean, again putting a spotlight on the need to improve labor rights and security in the country, just like the campaign promise of President Duterte to end contractualization, according to ...

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