80% want legal P2P – survey – The Register

Posted June 16th, 2008 in copyright, internet, news by sally

“A fascinating survey of music consumption conducted for British Music Rights has good and bad news for the beleaguered music business.”

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The Register, 16th June 2008

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European test case could give over-65s the right to stay at work – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2008 in age discrimination, news by sally

“A test case on age discrimination which goes to the European court of justice in Luxembourg early next month could open the way for employees in Britain to insist on working past 65.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2008

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Raj Persaud: TV psychiatrist faces plagiarism hearing – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2008 in news, plagiarism by sally

“Britain’s best-known psychiatrist will appear before a disciplinary hearing today over allegations of plagiarism.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2008

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‘Lord’ wins right to shipwrecks – at a price – The Times

Posted June 16th, 2008 in news, shipping law, wrecks by sally

“A businessman who bought two lordships for himself at auction has won the right to a half share of any wreck that washes up on a long stretch of the Pembrokeshire coastline. ”

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The Times, 14th June 2008

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Debbie Purdy has everything to live for except a dignified death – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2008 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“This woman doesn’t want to die, so why has she asked the High Court to allow her husband to assist in her suicide?”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th June 2008

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Mothers could win right to breastfeed in public – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2008 in breastfeeding, news by sally

“Mothers will win a legal right to breast feed in public, under plans being considered by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

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City attacks FSA over curbs on short-sellers – The Times

Posted June 16th, 2008 in financial regulation, news by sally

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA), the City watchdog, was attacked across the City today as it unveiled draconian new rules to force short sellers to disclose their positions in companies undertaking a rights issue.”

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The Times, 13th June 2008

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Offenders must get ‘badges of shame’, says Louise Casey crime review – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2008 in news, sentencing by sally

“Offenders carrying out community sentences could be forced to wear high-visibility bibs that will mark them out as criminals, part of measures designed to restore public confidence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

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Regulator attacks payment protection insurance providers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 16th, 2008 in consumer protection, insurance, news by sally

“Banks, mortgage companies and credit card providers could face a flood of mis-selling claims following a report from the Competition Commission that claims consumers are being overcharged £1.4 billion a year for payment protection insurance (PPI).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th June 2008

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Dividing assets is the real issue in divorce – The Times

Posted June 16th, 2008 in divorce, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“In choosing to examine the status of pre-nuptial agreements, the Law Commission has missed an opportunity to clarify the wider and far more significant issue of how to split marital assets on divorce.”

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The Times, 13th June 2008

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First and last word – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 16th, 2008 in judiciary, news, terrorism by sally

“The UK’s new supreme court could answer the vexed question of how judges might legitimately help the government confront terrorism.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th June 2008

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Army accused of human rights abuse in case of Iraqis held without trial for five years – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2008 in detention, human rights, Iraq, news, prisoners of war by sally

“Britain is accused of holding Iraqi prisoners of war in a legal black hole after it emerged that two men accused of killing British soldiers have been detained without trial for more than five years.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2008

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Youth chief urges cut in custody – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2008 in news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“The head of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has urged magistrates and judges to impose fewer custodial terms on young offenders.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2008

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Net-surfing lawyers warned of compliance risk – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 16th, 2008 in internet, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors risk breaching conduct rules and could face insurance claims if they use non-specialist online sources for legal research, a leading QC solicitor has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th June 2008

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Family courts out of touch says judge – The Times

Posted June 16th, 2008 in family courts, news by sally

“A senior family judge has attacked the present system of family courts run by a ‘self-selecting great and good and a professional judiciary’ as out of tune with society.”

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The Times, 16th June 2008

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Forest Gate anti-terror raid brothers to get £60,000 compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2008 in compensation, news, police, terrorism by sally

“The two brothers at the centre of the Forest Gate anti-terror raid will receive £60,000 in compensation from Scotland Yard, it emerged last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

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Judge attacks internet after leering youths filmed ‘sick’ assault – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2008 in assault, internet, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A senior judge made a passionate plea for the Government to clamp down on disturbing internet images as he jailed four teenagers for a ‘sickening’ attack which they filmed.”

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The Independent, 14th June 2008

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Smith faces Commons summons to explain secret papers blunder – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2008 in data protection, government departments, news by sally

“The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, was last night facing a Commons summons to explain how another batch of secret documents were left on a train.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2008

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Bus CCTV terror bill is defended – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2008 in closed circuit television, news, police by sally

“First Bus has defended a bill, believed to be for £125,000, which was sent to police for providing CCTV equipment to help a terrorism investigation.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2008

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Average teenager’s iPod has 800 illegal music tracks – The Times

Posted June 16th, 2008 in copyright, internet, news by sally

“Teenagers and students have an average of more than 800 illegally copied songs each on their digital music players, the largest academic survey of young people’s music ownership has found.”

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The Times, 16th June 2008

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