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Britain declares that game piracy is no longer a crime

It is no longer a criminal offense to pirate games in the United Kingdom. Citing that their efforts just were not working Britain has decriminalized game piracy there.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Florida father pummels accused pederast

Daytona Beach - All men are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law, but that didn't stop one Florida father from delivering swift, violent justice on a man he allegedly found touching his son.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

France to clamp down on would-be jihadists with new bill

Paris - France is set to beef up its anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday to prevent aspiring jihadists from fighting abroad amid concern over the the number of people travelling to Syria.
In the Media by AFP

If Hobby Lobby was a Muslim-run business imposing Sharia law...

In a post on the website for his new play, Allegiance, the openly gay, former Star Trek actor George Takei commented on last week's Hobby Lobby decision by the United States Supreme Court.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

California passes bill legalizing digital currency

California lawmakers have pushed a bill through that legalizes digital currency in the area. Now all online currency in California will be fully legal. This has some major implications for the world economy.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

30 foreigner-conducted marriages annulled in France

Paris - At least 30 marriages in France, celebrated between 2012 and 2013, are now null and void. It turns out the Portuguese-born councilor who conducted the services does not have the power to do so. They'll now have to get married all over again.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Company fined $306K for charging a couple $3,500 on a bad review

KlearGear.com charged a couple $3,500 for a bad review on a product the buyers never received. They are now having to repay the shoppers with additional damages to the tune of $306,750.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Video: Couple assault officer, are grabbed and thrown from train

Union - Onlookers took cell phone video of a New Jersey (NJ) couple being grabbed by police officers and thrown off a train for refusing to leave after bringing their bikes onto the train.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

U.S. Supreme Court hammers Aereo with 6-3 ruling

New York - The United States Supreme Court came down hard today on tech-media newcomer Aereo, ruling against the company in a 6-3 decision. The judgement effectively destroys the Manhattan-based business, forcing them rebuild their profit model from the ground up.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 1 comment

Lawyers can now use the web to weed out jurors

Lawyers will now be allowed to scour social media sites, Internet blogs and LinkedIn pages of potential jurors before they are selected.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Review: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ remains powerful in flawed Toronto production Special

Toronto - A stinging, gripping defence of presumption of innocence, “Twelve Angry Men” hasn’t lost any of its guts after nearly 60 years. It’s a credit to Reginald Rose’s sharp writing that the play overcomes the flaws of Soulpepper’s production.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Texans mistakenly vote for African-American reparations

Dallas - Texas legislators approved a bill which supported reparations for American slavery. They did so because they approved it without reading the content.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Ticket quotas banned in Illinois

For many Americans and even for some officers ticket quotas were seen as unfair and a nuisance to police doing real work. A new law in Illinois has banned police from being held to quotas.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

YouTube announces plans to block artists

YouTube directors have announced plans to block any artists who do not join their ad-free streaming program. This could have some serious implications for indie artists.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Forced marriage law enaction rouses debate in the UK

Forced marriage has long been talked about as a major issue in the modern U.K. A new law settles the issue as it bans forced marriages completely.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

UK Court of Appeal limits secret terrorism trial

The secret trial for two men accused of supporting terrorism will continue with some restrictions. Judges ruled that parts of the trial would be left secret but other parts would be made public.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Coca-Cola could be sued over juice drink label

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court has said that soft drinks manufacturer Coca-Cola can be sued over a juice drink label. The product under question is "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of Five Juices."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Judge punished for rape verdict

Billings - A Montana judge both made some biting comments and waived harsh punishment for a young girl's rapist. The victim later committed suicide leading to a much-needed review of the trial and punishment.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Prime Minister Cameron's home 'fracked' by Greenpeace

British Prime Minister David Cameron had his home "fracked" yesterday as Greenpeace protested future legislation which permits companies to explore for shale gas under private property without permission.
In the Media by Russell Chapman - 2 comments

Hoax destroyer exiles himself to Finland

Fearing for his life an Indian "miracle-buster" has exiled himself to Finland in order to avoid violence. This comes as a result of his claims being called "blasphemous" by some of those he had offended.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Proposed bill strengthens punishments for mislabeling seafood

Senator Alex Padilla has proposed a bill for tougher restrictions on labeling seafood. While it is already illegal to mislabel products the bill would put harsher penalties on those caught doing so.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

ICC rejects final Libya bid to try Kadhafi son Seif

The Hague - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday rejected a final bid by Tripoli's lawyers to try slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam in Libya, meaning he must now be transferred to The Hague.
In the Media by AFP

German art hoarder left two 'complementary' wills

Berlin - The late German recluse who hoarded a priceless art trove, some of it suspected Nazi loot, left two wills, a court said Tuesday, adding however that they "complement each other".
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Law firms recognizing need for new digital marketing strategies

For legal firms, online ads just aren’t the great lead generators that they have been for many other industries. Studies are showing that law firms large and small continue to invest more in digital marketing.
In the Media by Larry Alton

Putin signs law banning denial of Nazi war crimes

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed new legislation introducing harsh punishments for the justification or denial of Nazi war crimes.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Russian lawmakers back harsh regulation of bloggers

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Tuesday passed draconian legislation that cracks down on the content of popular blogs, forcing top bloggers to adhere to laws similar to those for mass media.
In the Media by AFP

Kenyan president signs polygamy law

Nairobi - A law allowing men in Kenya to marry as many women as they want was signed into law Tuesday by President Uhuru Kenyatta, despite criticism from women's groups.
In the Media by AFP

Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Turkish president signs law expanding spy powers

Istanbul - Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a controversial law expanding the powers of the spy agency, a move critics say will tighten the graft-tainted government's control over state institutions.
In the Media by AFP

China nursery head given death for child poisoning: media

Beijing - A Chinese court has sentenced the head of a kindergarten and an accomplice to death for killing two children with poisoned yoghurt in northern China, state-run media reported Sunday.
In the Media by AFP
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