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Legal news from Saturday, August 10, 2013
by Samuel Franklin

Independent UN experts on Friday called for the repeal of recently passed legislation in Uganda limiting the size of public demonstrations. Known as the Public Order Management Bill, passed on Tuesday, Uganda now prohibits protests of more than three people without prior police authorization. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret …

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by Samuel Franklin

A federal judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday denied Apple's request for a temporary suspension of the court's July ruling that Apple violated the Sherman Act and various state statutes in an e-book price-fixing conspiracy. Despite Apple's continued denial of the …

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by Sung Un Kim

The International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday ruled that Samsung infringed two patents of Apple. The two patents involves the detection of users' finger movements on smartphone touchscreens and the way its plugs detect when other devices have been plugged in. The ITC, however, rejected four other patent infringement claims against Samsung. With …

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by Sung Un Kim

President Barack Obama on Friday gave a speech proposing a four-step reform to increase the credibility and legitimacy of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The first step will reform Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which involves the collection of telephone records, …

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