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Legal news from Saturday, September 27, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

British music royalty collection society MCPS-PRS Alliance on Friday challenged a European Commission (EC) antitrust decision limiting the control such organizations have over copyright use agreements. In July, the EC ruled the current exclusivity deals the single-country societies had were effectively domestic monopolies in violation of Article 81 of the European Commission Treaty …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana 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 Club and other citizen groups had filed the …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The head of India's Human Resources Development Ministry, Arjun Singh, said Friday that he advocates giving legal aid to two university students from the Jamia Millia Islamia who are suspects in the New Delhi serial bombings investigation. Singh's statement was in support of the university's Vice Chancellor, Professor Mushirul Hasan [official …

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by Devin Montgomery

Business research firm TM Group released a report 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 identification, a method not endorsed by the country's 2007 Money …

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by Andrew Gilmore

Telecommunications executives told the US Senate Commerce Committee 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 to investigate the privacy practices of American Internet service providers (ISPs) focused on deep packet inspection (DPI) [Securityfocus.com backgrounder], a technique …

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by Michael Sung

The Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday authorized the Office of the Prosecutor to proceed with the prosecution of Congolese rebel militia leaders Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, confirming that there is sufficient evidence to establish that Katanga and Ngudjolo Chui jointly committed the crimes …

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