Legal news from Saturday, September 27, 2008
16:09 EDT

[JURIST] British music royalty collection society MCPS-PRS Alliance [corporate website] on Friday challenged a European Commission (EC) antitrust [backgrounder] decision limiting the control such organizations have over copyright use agreements. In July, the EC ruled [press release; FAQ] the current exclusivity deals the single-country societies had were effectively domestic monopolies [read more]

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[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana [official website] ruled Friday that the US Army will be able to complete its shipment of chemical waste from a location in western Indiana to Port Arthur, Texas, where the material will be incinerated. The Sierra [read more]

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[JURIST] The head of India's Human Resources Development Ministry [official website], Arjun Singh [official website], said Friday that he advocates giving legal aid to two university students from the Jamia Millia Islamia [official website] who are suspects in the New Delhi serial bombings [AFP report] investigation. Singh's statement was in [read more]

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[JURIST] Business research firm TM Group [corporate website] released a report [press release] on Friday saying that the majority of UK lawyers are using client identification methods which do not comply with the county's anti-money-laundering regulations. According to the report, 65% of those polled reported using only visual checks of [read more]

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[JURIST] Telecommunications executives told the US Senate Commerce Committee [official website] Thursday that their companies would refrain from using certain surveillance technology without users' permission but stopped short of endorsing legislation to outlaw the practice. The committee hearing [materials] to investigate the privacy practices of American Internet service providers (ISPs) [read more]

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[JURIST] The Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday authorized the Office of the Prosecutor to proceed with the prosecution [press release; decision, PDF] of Congolese rebel militia leaders Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui [arrest warrants, PDF], confirming that there is sufficient evidence to [read more]

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