CASE In Fact: Small-Claims Copyright Court Conundrums (Part II)
Above The Law - 2017-10-25
And, hopefully, it will result in more content creators bringing viable claims of infringement and would-be copyright infringers reconsidering their decision to infringe in light of the potential remedies and this sleek new enforcement mechanism.

Eminem Wins Copyright Infringement Battle Against New Zealand National Party
NPR News - 2017-10-25
New Zealand's National Party was forced to face the music today after being found guilty of infringing upon one of Eminem's classic tracks for a campaign ad. New Zealand's High Court issued its decision early Wednesday (Oct. 25), ordering the country's ...

Jobs mismatch, not labor shortage, affecting local construction sector
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine construction sector is experiencing a mismatch between available jobs and the required skill set as 10 million Filipinos remain unemployed, a trade official said. On the sidelines of the ASEAN+6 Construction Forum ...

BIR 13 tax collection up 13% at P20.3 billion
Philstar - 2017-10-25
The agency had recorded the highest collection in the second quarter of this year I time for the filing and paying deadline for income tax returns (ITR). "We have many delinquent accounts to settle (that could help in our collections)," the revenue ...

Using Your Intellectual Property to Escape the 9-to-5
Entrepreneur - 2017-10-25
But, you're still not sure about one thing: What is that crucial first step when starting up? In my experience, the thing stopping you from launching your product is that you're most likely scared to tell someone about your idea, thinking that it's going ...

Eminem Wins New Zealand Copyright Lawsuit; Awarded Over 400K In Damages - 2017-10-25
You can hear some of the sonic similarities in the video below. RELATED: Eminem Nearly Made A Rock Record With Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi The copyright infringement was felt to be unmissable, but the defense for the National Party put forth the ...

Conference highlights results of 3-year OWWA and AIM study on OFWs
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-25
From 2014 to 2017 a research team from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Asian Institute of Management (AIM) followed 2,000 first-time Filipino domestic workers (DWs) who went to work in Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, and the families ...

Opportunity amid adversity: Claiming disallowed input VAT as deductions from taxable income
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-25
Further, CTA decisions, as the CTA itself will admit, do not create binding legal precedent upon itself. Only decisions of the Supreme Court (SC) create binding legal precedent that obliges other courts to follow. As such, until the SC affirms the said ...

Eminem and company win 'Lose Yourself' copyright suit in New Zealand
USA Today - 2017-10-25
Eight Mile Style, the Ferndale company that oversees licensing of Eminem's music, sued the party for copyright infringement. The Eminem publisher has been awarded $700,00 New Zealand dollars -- or about $482,000 U.S. -- plus court and travel fees.

Driverless truck does delivery route on Singapore island
Inquirer Technology - 2017-10-25
Last December, Nanyang Technological University announced plans to launch a driverless ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am ...

EDITORIAL - Pro bono
Philstar - 2017-10-25
Medical school graduates are required to render free service to indigent patients. Now the Supreme Court has required new lawyers to provide pro bono service to the needy. The SC order is commendable, even if the requirement is for new lawyers to render ...

Shady deal: NZ party loses Eminem copyright case
Yahoo News - 2017-10-25
The party insisted it bought the music in good faith from a recognised supplier and was assured there was no risk of copyright infringement. In a statement issued after the ruling, National Party president Peter Goodfellow said they were considering the ...

MIAA told to pay P22-M to state firm over extra cost of terminal repairs
Inquirer - 2017-10-25
The Commission on Audit has ordered the operator of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to pay P22.37 million in additional costs incurred in emergency repairs implemented by the state-run Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC ...

Ending child labor
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-25
The International Labor Organization is urging businesses to avoid hiring minors as plans to eliminate child labor in the country gain ground. In a recent forum on child labor in Cagayan De Oro City attended by industry players, child protection advocates ...

ResearchGate - the ongoing debate about the liability of website operators for copyright infringement
Lexology - 2017-10-25
The American Chemical Society (ACS) and fellow scientific publisher, Elsevier, have filed a lawsuit in Germany against the popular online platform, ResearchGate, alleging copyright infringement. This development follows a request from a larger group of ...

US to resume refugee admissions; 11 countries blocked
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-24
The temporary ban, which President Donald Trump fought to implement since January and finally proceeded with in late June after a Supreme Court decision, allowed officials to review security procedures and set tougher screening procedures. Jennifer Higgins ...

Bautista avoids impeachment trial, but not probe
Philstar - 2017-10-24
He also cited a Supreme Court ruling in Estrada vs Desierto in 2001 which renders impeachment proceedings against a resigned official moot, but without prejudice to the filing of administrative, civil or criminal cases against such official. House Majority ...

DOLE requires 5-minute standing break for workers
Philstar - 2017-10-24
CEBU, Philippines -- Employees who spend long hours sitting while performing their job should be given a five-minute standing break every two hours according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III issued ...

BIR files charges vs 9 over P757-M in unpaid taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-24
filed on Tuesday tax evasion complaints amounting to P757.7 million before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against seven corporations and two individuals. In separate complaints, the BIR slapped charges against Enviroking Corporation and its officials ...

Fiat Chrysler asks for new trial after $40M Jeep fire award
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-24
A jury in 2015 awarded the family $150 million, which a judge reduced to $40 million. The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld the verdict. Fiat Chrysler appealed to the state Supreme Court, which heard arguments Tuesday.

Tangoe Continues to Strengthen Its Extensive Intellectual Property Portfolio with Two New Patents
Press Release Point - 2017-10-24
PARSIPPANY, N.J.-( )-Tangoe, Inc., a leading global provider of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and services, today announced it has added two new U.S. patents to its intellectual property portfolio. On September 26, 2017 the United States ...

UKIPO Consultation - Industrial Strategy: Intellectual Property call for views
Lexology - 2017-10-24
The UK Intellectual Property Office has issued a consultation calling for views on "maximising the incentives of the Intellectual Property system to stimulate collaborative innovation and licensing opportunities". The consultation, "Industrial ...

Why poverty prevails despite robust growth
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-24
More so with prevailing oligarchic control and presence of rentiers and rent-seekers in society, or those enjoying benefits from the labor and ideas of others, without investing anything except the privilege of connections. Marxist-Lefts carp about the pie ...

Battle of the laws
Philstar - 2017-10-24
TOP OF MIND By Marino P. Lizaso V (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 24, 2017 - 12:00am What would happen if there is a conflict between two laws which may both be applicable in a given scenario? This appears to be the dilemma faced by Semirara Mining ...

Infosys (INFY) Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha - 2017-10-24
Then, of course, we've seen the rise of Internet of Things, centers everywhere. And the whole role of data in transformation and database ... Infosys Foundation USA continued its focus on training new computer science teachers, working with our grantees ...

Court of Appeals to PCC: Keep off P70-B telco deal
Inquirer - 2017-10-24
They issued the ruling despite the PCC petition in the Supreme Court seeking judicial intervention in scrutinizing the agreement. In granting the separate petitions filed by Globe and PLDT, the appeals court said the PCC disregarded the right to due ...

SC: New lawyers must provide free legal service
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-24
Rookie lawyers will now have to render free legal aid before they can aspire to be legal eagles. In a historic move, the Supreme Court has unanimously mandated incoming lawyers to provide 120 hours of pro bono legal work for poor litigants as part of its ...

Can Duterte declare a revolutionary government?
Philstar - 2017-10-24
"The Supreme Court can declare it so, if he has not abolished it. Eventually, [it would have to happen] through a plebiscite of a new constitution," he explained. The leadership at the Commission on Elections, the government body tasked with holding ...

Epic Games Says 'Nobody Likes A Cheater,' Sues YouTuber
Law 360 - 2017-10-23
Law360, New York (October 23, 2017, 7:05 PM EDT) -- Epic Games slammed an online gamer in a copyright infringement suit in North Carolina federal court Monday, repeatedly calling him a cheater and accusing him of modifying the code for its hit game ...

Suspected US pedophile falls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-23
An American suspected of being a pedophile was arrested by immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last week before he could meet with minors whom he had befriended online. The Bureau of Immigration said that it took Robin Hoyt ...

Amnesty intentional
Inquirer - 2017-10-23
Uh-oh, this is bad: The business sector just asked the government for another tax amnesty as a priority economic policy. It would mean the blanket exoneration of huge cheating in tax payments. Sure, the economic team of the motorbiking Duterte Harley ...

Plug the revenue leaks
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-23
Earlier this year, the University of Asia and the Pacific conducted a study on illicit trade, which confirms the prevalence of smuggling in our country. The study was commissioned by the Federation of Philippine Industries, which launched the Fight Illicit ...

CJ Sereno says charges against her untrue
Philstar - 2017-10-23
Nor did she pervert justice by instructing the Presiding Justice and Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals not to comply with the processes of the House of Representatives on the release of the Ilocos Six. What she told them was that the justices ...

Classixx file copyright infringement lawsuit against H&M - 2017-10-23
Electronic music duo Classixx are launching a copyright infringement lawsuit against bosses at retailer H&M over the design on a sweater. Classixx claim executives at the company did not seek permission before they reportedly started selling a sweater ...

Argentina's Macri bolstered by mid-term election
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-23
He said his government intended to see through reforms in taxation, labor law and pensions. However, Capital Economics consultancy said that despite Macri's inroads, "our view is that the budget deficit will remain uncomfortably large over the coming years."

ILO urges businesses to avoid child labor
Philstar - 2017-10-23
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines --The International Labor Organization (ILO) has urged businesses to avoid hiring minors in their work force as plans to eliminate child labor practice in the country gains ground. ILO country director Khalid Hassan said ...

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal set for Premier League punishment for copyright infringement over social media post
The Sun - 2017-10-23
ARSENAL defender Nacho Monreal is facing a Premier League rap after sharing a video of his goal on social media. The 31-year-old scored the equaliser in the 5-2 thrashing of Everton on Sunday. But on Monday morning, he shared a video of his goal on ...

Competition body to pursue review of P70-billion telco deal
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-23
In a 54-page decision, the appellate court affirmed the legality of the P70-billion buyout deal entered into by PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. involving the telco assets of San Miguel Corp. (SMC). Parties involved in the case--including the PCC--have ...

Fiscal deficit halved in September
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-23
Diokno had yet to respond to a request for explanation as of early yesterday evening, Ruben Carlo O. Asuncion, chief economist at Union Bank of the Philippines, Inc., said via e-mail when sought for comment that while he had yet to "check the numbers ...

Sereno asks House panel to recognize right to be represented by counsel
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-23
This photo taken on August 25, 2016 shows Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno listening to a question during a press conference in Manila. -- AFP THE LEGAL team of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno on Monday filed a motion asking the House ...

Government spending slowed in September
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-23
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected P141.4 billion in September, an increase of 25 percent over the same month in 2016. In total, BIR collections grew by 11 percent year-on-year to P1.3 trillion in the first nine months of 2017. BIR revenue ...

SC suspends work in Metro Manila courts for Asean summit in November
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-23
The Supreme Court has suspended work for all courts at the National Capital Judicial Region (NCJR) due to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and Related Meeting on November 13 to 15. Covered by the suspension are the provinces ...

Asean governments urged to give domestic workers full protection
Global Nation - 2017-10-23
In this light, senior officials from ministries of labor and other line ministries, workers and employers representatives and civil society participants from ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles ...

Teaching of proper exercises at work urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-22
Aside from requiring "standing breaks" for desk-bound workers, the labor department should also release demonstration videos to show what exercises would help those who were required to sit at a desk for long periods. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade ...

Author Who Lost Copyright Case Over The Da Vinci Code In The US In 2007 Looks To Revive It In The UK In 2017
Tech Dirt - 2017-10-22
Not long after publishing the book in 2003 to wide acclaim, several legal actions took place against Brown and his publisher, as well as some action initiated by the publisher to stave off claims of copyright infringement and plagiarism. One such case that ...

No to truth decay
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-22
22, 15-21), the Pharisees plotted to entrap Jesus in His speech by seeking His opinion regarding ... and even persecution for the sake of the Gospel. May the Lord bless their mission endeavors. And we who are "in here," let us support them, and let ...

What If Socially Useful Jobs Were Taxed Less Than Other Jobs?
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-22
The resulting tax rates might favor sectors with the most political clout rather than the largest spillovers. Benjamin B. Lockwood is an assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

COMMENTARY: On Monopoly vs Democratization of the Philippine film industry
Mindanews - 2017-10-22
According to them, the art of the "indies" is not for the market because it only messes up with their already-functional system of things. The state of the Philippine film business can simply be described as one that runs on greed for sales and profit.

COMMENTARY: On Monopoly vs Democratization of the Philippine film industry
Mindanews - 2017-10-22
In my ten years of making films, I have seen from fellow independent filmmakers how the existing monopolistic system has manipulated the business of selling films in the country and further diminished the rise of a true Philippine film industry.

Bello urges OFWs to invest in bank created for them
Global Nation - 2017-10-22
The OFB will be managed by a board of directors, headed by the LBP president as chair, and representatives from the Dole, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) and the private sector. Bello encouraged OFWs to invest in the bank and take ...

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