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Legal news from Monday, April 16, 2012
by Jamie Davis

Google, Inc. was fined $25,000 on Friday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the company's failure to cooperate with the a federal investigation. Google incurred the fine by refusing to disclose information on its alleged collection of personal information without permission during its Street View project. The FCC imposed …

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by Jamie Davis

The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Monday released its 9-6 decision dismissing seven suits filed against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that challenged the constitutionality of the declaration of martial law she made in 2009. The court also determined that the suits were rendered moot because Arroyo lifted Proclamation No. 1959 after …

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by Jamie Reese

The US Supreme Court declined review in the case of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling on Monday. The court, without any comment, allowed to stand the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which ruled the errors were harmless and rejected Skilling's challenge to his …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether, under the Copyright Act, a copyrighted work obtained legally outside the US may be sold in the US without the copyright owner's permission. Defendant and Thai national Supap Kirtsaeng resold foreign-manufactured …

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by Jamie Reese

The Malaysian Prime Minister pledged Monday to review the country's Internal Security Act of 1960 (ISA). Parliament was expected to replace the law that currently allows for indefinite detention of terror suspects, dissidents and political opponents. The new act, known as the Security Offences Act, was tabled last week …

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by Andrea Bottorff

Vietnamese prosecutors on Monday charged three bloggers with spreading pro-democracy propaganda in violation of the country's criminal law. Bloggers Nguyen Van Hai, alias Dieu Cay, Phan Thanh Hai, alias Anhbasg, and Ta Phong Tan are scheduled to begin their trials on April 17 in the People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City …

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