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Burt Neuborne - JURIST Interview
February 27, 2015
JURIST’s Arjun Mishra interviews famous Supreme Court litigator and civil rights defender Burt Neuborne on his recent book, Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment. Neuborne helped found the Brennan Center of Justice at NYU, has served as Legal Director of the ACLU and special co....... [more]

Kuwait lawmaker facing legal action for supporting sale of alcohol
January 5, 2015
Nabil al-Fadhl, a member of the Kuwait parliament said Sunday that he may be charged with insulting the predominantly-Muslim nation after making a comment in support of the legalized sale of alcohol. The lawmaker first introduced a proposal to repeal a Kuwaiti law banning dance in public music conce....... [more]

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested while entering Thailand
November 4, 2014
A founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested under an Interpol warrant on Monday when he was trying to cross from Laos into Thailand. Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, along with other Pirate Bay co-founders, was convicted of aiding copyright infringement by a Swedish court in 2009, an....... [more]

Pirate Bay co-founder convicted of hacking, stealing Denmark records
October 31, 2014
A court in Denmark has convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), and an accomplice for stealing Danish public records from the US-based information technology business CSC. From April to August of 2012, Svartholm Warg and his accomplish ar....... [more]

Aereo and 21st Century Copyright Law
June 28, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Gutterman of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University comments on the recent Supreme Court decision in Aereo v. American Broadcast Companies, and provides insight into the world of Copyright Law ... The Su....... [more]

Israel lawmakers approve bill limiting presidential pardons
May 11, 2014
Israel's Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill on Sunday that would allow Israel's courts to impose restrictions the president's ability to pardon murderers. The stated purpose of the bill is to prevent diplomatic overtures and "prisoner swapping," which is the exchange of hostages o....... [more]

Dutch court lifts order banning Pirate Bay file-sharing site
January 28, 2014
The Hague Court of Appeals in the Netherlands on Tuesday overturned a 2011 order of the District Court that required two major Dutch Internet providers to block customers from a list of addresses linked to The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay is an open source torrent search website that can provide users....... [more]

Japan court orders Apple to pay for patent infringement
September 26, 2013
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday ordered Apple to pay 330 million yen, (USD $3.35 million) for patent infringement involving the iPod music player's click wheel controller. The patent is disputed by Japanese inventor Norihiko Saito, whose company applied for the patent in 1998. Presiding Judge T....... [more]

Sweden court reduces prison sentence of Pirate Bay founder
September 25, 2013
An appellate court in Sweden reduced the prison sentence of Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), for hacking into a company that manages data for the Swedish government. Warg was originally sentenced to two years in prison in June for hacking and f....... [more]

Federal appeals court dismisses Apple antitrust lawsuit
September 4, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple of maintaining a monopoly over music files purchased through its iTunes stores. The plaintiff argued on behalf of a class that Apple thwarted competition by issuing software updates....... [more]

Japan appeals court rules for Samsung in Apple patent dispute
June 25, 2013
The Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo on Tuesday ruled that Samsung did not infringe an Apple patent regarding the synchronization of music and data on multiple devices. In so doing, the High Court affirmed the ruling of the Tokyo District Court last August. Neither company has issued an off....... [more]



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