Archive for July 16th, 2008

European Commission proposes copyright extension Directive – OUT-LAW.com

“The European Commission has proposed a Directive that would give performers rights over recordings for 95 years after the recording. The change would give a player on a recording rights for the same length of time as the writer of the material.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th July 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Office of Fair Trading threatens banks over current account charges – The Times

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today threatened to report banks to the Competition Commission after finding that the current account market did not offer good value for customers.”

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The Times, 16th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Desmond Browne QC takes Bar Council reins – The Lawyer

“The joint head of media set 5 Raymond Buildings, Desmond Browne QC, has been elected as the next chairman of the Bar Council, it was announced today (16 July)”

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The Lawyer, 16th July 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Lord Chief Justice defends judiciary against ‘ill-informed attacks’ – The Times

“Britain’s most senior judge last night hit back at ‘ill-informed attacks’ on judges, particularly over granting bail.”

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The Times, 16th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

GP Iain Kerr ‘told patients he supported euthanasia’ – The Times

“A GP accused of supplying a suicidal pensioner with sleeping tablets to enable her to take her own life told patients that he was in favour of euthanasia, a General Medical Council (GMC) hearing was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 16th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Watchdog asked to investigate Pakistan torture allegation – The Guardian

“An official complaint alleging that British intelligence officers colluded in the torture of a British medical student who was detained in Pakistan after the July 2005 suicide attacks in London has been lodged with the tribunal that conducts investigations into MI5 and MI6.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Life sentence: Review could set jails precedent – The Guardian

“The prison service is to review the jail status of a man serving life for a murder he claims he did not commit. The case could set a precedent for prisoners who claim to be victims of miscarriages of justice and thus have to serve longer sentences than if they admitted guilt.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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