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Legal news from Friday, April 20, 2012
by Jerry Votava

The High Court of Australia ruled Friday that internet service providers (ISPs) cannot be held liable for the copyright infringement of their customers in the case of Roadshow Films v. iiNet Limited. The court ruled that the specific systems used to perpetrate the copyright infringement were not controlled by the ISP. They further held that the …

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by Jerry Votava

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), a Jewish human rights organization committed to finding and prosecuting Holocaust war criminals, called on the government of Hungary to prosecute former Nazi Laszlo Csatary in its annual report issued Wednesday. Csatary was a police chief in Slovakia in 1944 and is alleged to have sent 15,400 Jewish …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed changes to the state's immigration law, said to be one of the toughest in the nation. The revised bill, passed 64-34, comes in response to litigation filed since the legislation was originally passed last year. Aimed at making it easier to defend …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Pentagon announced on Thursday that two Uighur detainees were released from the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay to be transferred to El Salvador, where they have chosen to resettle. They are being released pursuant to a 2008 order by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday began the trial of eight Bosnian Muslims charged with abuse and torture of Serbian prisoners during the Bosnian Civil War. The prosecution claims that Serbian civilians were unlawfully detained and subjected to inhumane treatment while being held in three detention camps during the …

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by Michael Haggerson

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) found Thursday that Sweden has no law preventing Swedish internet service providers (ISPs) from disclosing user data of individuals suspected of pirating copyrighted material. Five book publishers brought suit against Swedish ISP ePhone for its refusal to to comply with a court order to hand over …

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by Sung Un Kim

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Thursday confirmed and proceeded with the transfer of former Rwandan pastor Jean-Bosco Uwinkindi to Rwanda. Uwinkindi is the first ICTR genocide suspect to be transferred to a national court. The Appeals Chamber of the ICTR dismissed a motion filed by …

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by Matthew Pomy

A court in Hamburg, Germany ruled Friday that Google's YouTube service must use a filter to prevent people from uploading music videos that the do not have the right to upload. The ruling effectively holds Google liable for content that is uploaded by users and increases their responsibility to police content. Google must immediately block the video …

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by Sung Un Kim

International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Thursday that Libya has gathered evidence to bring Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to trial. Saif al-Islam, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was indicted in June by the ICC for hiring …

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