Archive for August 18th, 2009

Unclear Wi-Fi laws damage UK economy and social inclusion, says academic – OUT-LAW.com

“Laws controlling the sharing of wireless internet access are hindering the digital economy and the digital social inclusion plans of Government, an academic has warned. The law should be clarified to help spread broadband access more widely, he said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th August 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Judge to rule on UK soccer fan’s extradition – The Independent

“A judge is expected to give his ruling today on whether an England football fan convicted of involvement in a riot during the Euro 2004 tournament should be extradited to Portugal to serve a prison term.”

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The Independent, 18th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) (No.2) Order 2009

The Medical Profession (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008 (Commencement No. 2) Order of Council 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Wildlife crime effort criticised – BBC News

“A review of investigation and prosecution of wildlife crime has been called for by conservation charities.”

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BBC News, 18th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police cannot be trusted with fines, magistrates warn – Daily Telegraph

“Police cannot be trusted to hand out summary justice and will act as ‘judge and jury’ if given powers to issue more on-the-spot fines, magistrates have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Defoe in police harassment claim – BBC News

“England footballer Jermain Defoe has accused Essex Police of harassment for pulling him over days after he said he would sue them for wrongful arrest.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Charity sues government for details of Afghanistan rendition case – The Guardian

“A human rights group began legal action against the government today in a case involving two alleged victims of rendition to Afghanistan who may have been tortured.”

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The Guardian, 17th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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