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 ...

SC orders Comelec to comment on VP recount threshold rule
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) - The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), ordered the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to submit a comment on the current threshold rule in the ongoing Vice Presidential vote ...

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 ...

Pinoys want Rody to assert sea claim
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
Reacting to a statement by former solicitor-general Florin Hilbay that a group may go to the Supreme Court to compel the government to show what it has done to stop Chinese militarization of the West Philippine Sea, Roque said the record is clear.

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 ...

Judges endorse Midas Marquez for SC
UNTV - 2018-07-13
and Amy Lazaro-Javier as well as former Ateneo College of Law Dean Cesar Villanueva. - UNTV News and Rescue MANILA, Philippines - The Judicial Bar Council (JBC) released the names of qualified candidates to replace Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco ...

'I think they like me there:' Trump says he's popular in UK despite threat of protests
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
(CNN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump arrived for a controversial two-day visit to the UK Thursday, shrugging off the prospect of protests and declaring that he was popular with Britons because of his hardline stance on immigration. Shortly before leaving ...

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 ...

Workers reminded of rights to dignity at work
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-12
MANILA, July 13 -- The labor department said workers have to assert their right to be treated with dignity, and ensure that they are provided with a safe working environment free from all forms of harassment. In a recent dialog with workers in Vitas ...

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 ...

IRA ruling need not expand deficit, petitioner claims
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-12
Many LGUs depend on income from the national government which has stunted the development of their ability to raise their own funds via real property and business taxes, among others. Mr. Mandanas countered by saying: "The basic principle is you would ...

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 ...

Labor dispute at Monde Nissin remains unresolved, around 100 more workers at risk of dismissal
Bulatlat - 2018-07-12
"When the management found out we are members of Monde Nissin-LIGA, they dismissed us," he said. Under Article 281 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, probationary employment should not exceed six months. Many of dismissed Monde Nissin ...

Solon slams Labor chief over iDole ID project
Sun Star - 2018-07-12
ACTS OFW Party-list Representative Aniceto "John" Bertiz III slammed Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III over his claim that all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have an iDole OFW card that could used to facilitate government transactions in the ...

SC ruling on IRA can lead to 'unmanageable' fiscal deficit - Diokno
Rappler - 2018-07-12
The SC ruled that the "just share" of local governments shall be sourced from "all national taxes and not only national internal revenue taxes." The budget chief expressed concerns, as public sector deficit may "widen up to 6%." Diokno said they don't know ...

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.

Duterte okays guidelines for localized peace talks
Rappler - 2018-07-12
Roque said the the elements of the framework and guidelines are as follows: The elements for an "enabling environment" for localized peace talks include no coalition government or power sharing; no revolutionary taxation, extortion, arson and violent ...

PLDT says Bello claim on contractor ownership 'fabricated'
Rappler - 2018-07-12
MANILA, Philippines - Telecommunications giant PLDT Incorporated on Thursday, July 12, branded as "baseless and fabricated" claims by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III that its executives owned the agencies providing the company contractual labor.

Kylie Jenner, 20, on cusp of billionaire status - Forbes
Rappler - 2018-07-12
Forbes said the firm has only 7 full-time and 5 part-time employees, with manufacturing, packaging and sales outsourced, and momager Kris handling the business side in exchange for a 10-percent management cut. "As ultralight startups go, Jenner's operation ...

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 ...

Dali17 Museum, and its owner, slapped with federal copyright lawsuit.
Monterey County Weekly - 2018-07-11
in federal court in San Francisco for trademark and copyright infringement, and "false designation of origin and unfair competition." Piterman, who resides in Pebble Beach, says he is aware of the lawsuit but has not seen it, and adds he has not yet been ...

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.

Shocker: DOJ's Computer Crimes And Intellectual Property Section Supports Security Researchers DMCA Exemptions
Techdirt - 2018-07-11
Well here's a surprise for you. The DOJ's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) has weighed in to support DMCA 1201 exemptions proposed by computer security researchers. This is... flabbergasting. In case you don't know, Section 1201 of ...

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 ...

P.L.D.T. given till end of July to regularize 7,300 contractuals
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-11
Photo of Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III from CNN Philippines PLDT Inc. has until the end of the month to regularize its 7,300 workers or risk facing punitive actions from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). In a press conference on ...

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 ...

Battle begins over Trump's Supreme Court pick
Rappler - 2018-07-11
WASHINGTON DC, USA - Lawmakers fired the opening shots Tuesday, July 10, in a bitter political battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, the conservative judge tapped by President Donald Trump to fill a vacancy on the US Supreme Court. If confirmed by the ...

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 ...

Peace advocates call for meaningful autonomy for Bangsamoro people
Davao Today - 2018-07-11
The block grant is the 5 percent share of the Bangsamoro government from the national internal revenue of the government, which Zubiri earlier said was pegged at P72 billion. Zubiri said the uniformed services in the Bangsamoro would still be under the ...

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 ...

SC upholds charges vs Legacy Bank execs
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
In an 18-page decision promulgated in January, the SC reversed and set aside a 2017 ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) that junked the charges of estafa through falsification of documents, perjury and money laundering against Legacy Bank owners ...

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 ...

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