Archive for April 20th, 2009

Pirate Bay convictions are legally insignificant outside Sweden – OUT-LAW.com

“A court in Sweden has found the co-founders of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay guilty of copyright offences. Each of them has been sentenced to one year in prison. But while the ruling has symbolic significance outside Sweden, it has little legal significance.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 17th April 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

AT & Anor, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 668 (12 March 2009)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Watersheds v Simms [2009] EWHC 713 (QB) (12 March 2009)

High Court (Family Division)

Re A (Minor) V [2009] EWHC 710 (Fam) (17 March 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Application to the Armed Forces) Order 2009

The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) (Armed Forces) Order 2009

The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (Application to the Armed Forces) Order 2009

The Armed Forces (Conditional Release from Custody) Order 2009

The Court Martial Appeal Court (Bail) Order 2009

The Armed Forces (Proceedings) (Costs) Regulations 2009

The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Application to Service Courts) (Evidence) (Revocation) Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

IPCC chairman calls for public order debate – The Independent

“The head of the police complaints watchdog is calling for a national debate on how officers maintain public order after revealing nearly 90 complaints had been received about the use of force at the G20 protests.”

Full story

The Independent, 19th April 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Waiter, 69, sues top hotel for £100,000 for age discrimination – Daily Telegraph

“An elderly waiter is suing the hotel where he worked for more than £100,000 after they called time on his career.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The anti-terror law used on litterbugs – BBC News

“Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is to clamp down on local councils who use anti-terror laws to catch litterbugs and other minor offenders.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police must be ‘servants not masters’ says head of watchdog – The Independent

“Police officers must remember they are ‘the servants and not the masters’ of the people, the head of the police watchdog said yesterday as he condemned the practice of concealing shoulder numbers as ‘unacceptable’.”

Full story

The Independent, 20th April 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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