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Legal news from Thursday, November 4, 2010
by Sarah Posner

The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday suspended the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for a month. The postponement allows Karadzic to read 14,000 pages of evidence the prosecution sent to him in October. Karadzic faces 11 war crimes …

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by Megan McKee

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced Thursday that Britain's intellectual property laws will undergo a review with an eye towards modernization, in an effort to encourage innovation and small business. Cameron suggested that the law may be reformed in order to allow for increased use of copyright material without the owner's permission. The review is …

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by Aman Kakar

The US District Court Eastern District of Missouri on Wednesday unsealed an indictment charging three men with providing material support to Somali-based Islamic terrorist organization al Shabaab. The October 21 indictment charges Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, Duane Mohamed Diriye and Abdi Mahdi Hussein with funding and providing materials to a known …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Wednesday dismissed claims challenging the Obama Administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling, which was enacted following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. US District Judge Martin Feldman said that the claims filed by drilling companies …

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by Andrea Bottorff

Afghanistan's Attorney General's (AG) office announced Wednesday it will investigate possible voter fraud committed by the country's election commission after the parliamentary election held in September. A deputy attorney general said that the office has received complaints that election officials working for the Independent Election Commission (IEC), which is responsible for investigating complaints …

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by Drew Singer

The European Commission on Thursday released a 20-page document outlining recommendations for stronger Internet privacy laws. The recommendations come after a review of its 15 year-old privacy laws. The document addresses issues including "improving the coherence of the data protection legal framework," "enhancing control over one's own data" and "ensuring informed and free …

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by Jay Carmella

Serbian President Boris Tadic apologized Thursday for Serbian war crimes during a visit to Croatia. Tadic and Croatian President Ivo Josipovic together visited a memorial in Vukovar, where Serbian forces murdered 260 Croatians in November 1991. …

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by Erin Bock

Internet company Google announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit regarding privacy breaches relating to its Google Buzz social networking program. The settlement is in response to a complaint filed in July alleging that the Buzz application within Gmail exposed private user data, including …

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