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Reviewers on Yelp are not employees, says Federal judge

A Federal judge has decided that reviewers on Yelp, a site that allows customers to review businesses, are not employees of Yelp.

Ripping CDs and DVDs is now illegal once more in the UK

The UK High Court has once again banned the copying of CDs and DVDs for personal use just nine months after it was made legal. After a successful challenge from the music industry, the law will now be reverted to its former status.

TV streaming should be treated like cable operators: U.S. judge

In a landmark ruling for the world of TV broadcasting and streaming, a U.S. judge has ruled that one streaming company could be entitled to a license that would let it transmit the copyrighted content of other broadcasters over the Internet.

Afghan lawmakers reject female Supreme Court nominee

Kabul - Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday rejected the first ever female nominee for the country's Supreme Court, a setback to the government's efforts to promote women to high-profile positions.

Microsoft told that Skype logo is too similar to Sky's

An EU court has ruled that Microsoft-owned video messaging software Skype's name and logo is too similar to that of broadcaster Sky, preventing Microsoft from trademarking the Skype branding and allowing Sky to pursue Microsoft for licensing if it wants.

Microsoft and Nokia Lumia phones violate patents, rules judge

An ITC judge has ruled that Lumia-branded Windows Phone smartphones built by Nokia and Microsoft violate patents held by licensing firm InterDigital. Microsoft plans to appeal but failure could lead to an import ban on Lumia phones in the US.

'Gone Girl' may win another tight box office race

Because "Gone Girl"performed better than expected last week, it means momentum may be on its side for another victory. It will be close again.

SF judge denies bail for bomb suspect

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant jailed after authorities found alleged bomb-making materials in his home will not be transferred to a mental hospital for treatment before trial, a federal judge ruled July 22.

Spanish Judge enforces torture probe against Bush and Cheney

On Tuesday, Judge Pablo Ruz at the Spanish National Court defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the United States prison camp in Guantanamo Bay which targets former U.S. president George W. Bush.

Judge who arrested Ukraine protesters killed: Ministry

Kiev - A judge who placed several anti-government protesters under house arrest has been killed by two unknown assailants in central Ukraine, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.The ex-Soviet country has been hit by large-scale protests since November, wh...

Judge rules Sherlock Holmes to be within public domain

England's most famous detective, who has been the subject of many television shows and movies as of late, has been declared part of the public domain, according to a federal judge.

Man ordered by judge to write 'boys do not hit girls' 5,000 times

On Monday, Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh presided over Pacer Anthony Ferguson's sentencing. Baugh ordered Ferguson to six months in jail for an assault, as well as ordering him to write "boys will not hit girls" 5,000 times.

Utah lawyers seek higher court to stop gay marriage

Denver - U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby shook the world by declaring Utah's gay marriage ban unconstitutional last Friday. On Monday, he denied the state of Utah's request to temporarily suspend his ruling as the appeals process plays out.

Op-Ed: DHS agents do the right thing and break the law

Brownsville - It is not often that the Department of Homeland Security receives a pat on the back for doing something right. This occurrence was brought to the attention of the country by a judge criticizing DHS for smuggling illegal aliens into the country.

Game of Thrones: Judge sends self-styled King of Germany to jail

Neustadt - 48-year-old Peter Fitzek, who claims to rule a nine-hectare kingdom in Germany, has been sent to jail. He got into trouble for using a fake driving license issued by his imaginary kingdom, "New Germany."

Spanish judge orders split of divorce couple's home

Seville - A judge in Seville has found the ideal way to settle a property dispute in a divorce case. She says that the property must be split into two separate living spaces - the wife upstairs and the husband on the ground floor.

Op-Ed: Conservative attorney may be recent-target of administration

Conservative attorney may the latest but not the last victim of a corrupt liberal administration. Attacking on all levels, in order to secure the destruction of careers, lives, and country.

Casey Anthony judge states there was enough evidence to convict

Orlando - Judge Belvin Perry told NBC's "Today" show that he believed there was enough evidence to convict Casey Anthony, the Florida mother found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

Swedish judge says allegations against Assange are 'a mess'

Adelaide - A top Swedish judge has told the media that the case against Julian Assange is "a mess." He has further defended the release of classified information by WikiLeaks, saying "It should never be a crime to make known crime of a state."

Judge says anti-sex trafficking law violates 1st Amendment

Nashville - A Federal judge has ruled a Tennessee law aimed at preventing child sex trafficking violates the First Amendment, issuing a restraining order which prevents the state from enforcing the new law.

Judge in the U.S. says that victims' bodies can prevent rape

A judge in Southern California is being publicly admonished after he said that a rape victim "did not put up a fight" during her assault.

Judge orders temporary halt to Texas Keystone XL pipeline

Houston - Construction on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has been temporarily halted by a Texas court after a landowner said TransCanada lied to him in order to obtain his land.

Judge orders 'deadbeat dad' to not procreate for probation

Racine - A father of nine in Wisconsin has been ordered by a judge to not have any more kids as a condition of his probation. Corey Curtis owes almost $100,000 in back child support and interest.

Blake Shelton's CMA win sparks some controversy

Nashville - He isn't on tour but is a judge on "The Voice." Yet, he wins the Entertainer of the Year award at the Country Music Awards, held recently.

Rihanna tweets 'best wishes' to Chris Brown before court hearing

As Chris Brown prepared for a court hearing over a possible parole violation in connection with his assault on Rihanna in 2009, Rihanna sent him a message of good luck.

Legal battle to remove comatose girl from life-support continues

Edmonton - A legal battle is expected to resume in Edmonton next week, over whether to remove a 2-year old girl from life support, that has ignited an ethical debate. The girl was allegedly starved and neglected since birth.

Judge orders al-Qaeda, Taliban, Iran to pay $6 billion for 9/11

New York - A Manhattan judge has awarded 110 survivors and the estates of 47 victims in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks $6 billion in a lawsuit filed against al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the Iranian government.

Facebook leads to new trial for two brothers serving life terms

Detroit - Two Detroit brothers who have served 25 years of a life sentence for a murder they say they didn't commit, will get a new trial, all because of a post on Facebook.

Judge appoints new trustee for Michael Jackson's children

Los Angeles - A California judge has appointed Michael Jackson's nephew T.J., as a temporary new guardian for MJ's three children apparently because their grandmother had traveled to Arizona.

Video: 'Bedridden' man gets up after sympathetic judge frees him

There was laughter in a Broward court when a Florida man released from jail on $50 bail after he told the judge he was "bedridden for the rest of this life," got up and walked nimbly out of the court.
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