June 25, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday against Aereo, an online service that streams and records publicly broadcast television programming without paying the broadcasters. In American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. the court held that Aereo performs petitioners' works publicly within the ...[read more]
March 1, 2014
by Fangxing Li
JURIST Guest Columnist Antonio Del Mastro, Northeastern University School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the possible interpretations of the Copyright Act that the US Supreme Court is tasked with choosing in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., which will determine whether or ...[read more]
January 11, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Supreme Court on Friday granted review for ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., to decide the legality of Aereo's online service that streams and records publicly broadcast television programming without paying the broadcasters. Aereo charges users a monthly fee to view broadcast TV channels on the ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Primorsky Court in St. Petersburg granted bail on Tuesday to seven Greenpeace International activists awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism. The activists, who may be released on bail, are from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and Poland. Bail was set at 2 million rubles ( ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Spanish Provincial Court of Malaga convicted 53 people on Friday for money laundering, bribery and fraud, while 42 people were acquitted. The convicted include town hall officials, lawyers and business representatives conducting business in the resort town Marbella. Former urban planning ...[read more]
September 30, 2013
by Max Slater
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday that Turkey will end a ban on women wearing traditional Islamic headscarves in public institutions. The lifting of the ban is part of a package of human rights reforms that Erdogan proposed, which also include allowing Kurdish ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The government of the Canadian province of Quebec introduced a bill Wednesday that would permit doctors to provide patients with medical aid to die. Quebec Social Services Minister Veronique Hivon introduced the bill before the National Assembly. The proposed law provides special rules on the ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Keith Herting
Google agreed Wednesday to a $7 million settlement for its collection of improper data during the course of its Street View campaign. The settlement arose from a suit brought by the attorneys general of 38 states against Google for its collection of "payload data," which includes fragments of ...[read more]
January 1, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Catholic Church, which remains an influential institution in the Philippines where 80 percent of the population is Catholic, on Saturday announced that it will challenge newly approved birth control legislation before the Supreme Court. The Church has opposed the new law arguing that it ...[read more]
May 30, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Director General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, expressed her concern Tuesday over the murder of Somali journalist Ahmed Addow Anshur, who was killed last week. Anshur was shot in Mogadishu, Somalia, but the perpetrator is still unidentified ...[read more]

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