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· August, 2006

Stories about Law from August, 2006

China: Karaoke management

The Cultural bureau and Intellectual property rights bureau in China intervene into the Karaoke business, the former wants to control the pool of music and song used in karaoke, while...

Antigua & Barbuda: Property tax

Claudia Ruth Francis considers a new property tax imposed by the government and its impact on locals in Antigua and Barbuda.

China: unhealthy digital broadcast?

Official Xinhua news finally confirmed about the new regulation on digital broadcast. Two cold in bullog questions about the definition of “unhealthy” digital broadcast in the new regulation: “I need...

Peru: Ollanta Humala formally charged in ‘Madre Mia’ case

Living in Peru writes that Ollanta Humala has been formally charged in the forced disappearance and homicide of spouses Avila Rivera and Benigno Sullca Castro on June 17, 1992 in...

Ukraine: Small-Town Justice

Petro of Petro's Jotter retells a true story of the complex ways in which justice is made in small-town Ukraine.

Belarus: Minus One Party, Possibly

BM of TOL's Belarus Blog writes about what appears to be the imminent shutdown of the country's Communist Party.

Cameroon: No to French Monuments in Africa

Le Pangolin posts (Fr) an interview of Mboua Massock, a Cameroonian arrested for protesting the presence in Cameroon of monuments to French colonial personalities. Mr. Massock, who recently appeared in...

Haiti: Deportees to Be Gradually Reinserted

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a (Fr) Radio Metropole article stating: “The Interior Ministry adopted new measures to better manage the case of Haitians deported [from America] (…) ‘Deportees...

Russia: Chechen Lawyer Beaten by Chechen Policeman

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates a Prague Watchdog article about “force without justice”: “'Thereupon [the police station’s acting head], insulting both the lawyer and his client...

Colombia: Launch of Creative Commons

Ariel Vercelli (ES) and project lead, Carolina Botero (ES) both announce the official launch of Creative Commons licenses in Colombia on August 22. Entrance is free and a live webcast...

China: SARFT and farts, castrations feigned and intended: let the spoofing begin!

In a recent edition of MindMeters columnist Fang Jun's Marriagement column entitled Love in the Internet Age [zh] is a spoiler of the recently-released Hollywood movie Hard Candy: 危险的水果硬糖 Dangerous...

Trinidad & Tobago: CSME politics

Jamaican Francis Wade is disturbed at the Trinidad and Tobago opposition leader's efforts to politicise the Caricom Single Market and Economy and tries to discern the thinking behind it.

Bermuda: GPS ruling

Sean reports that taxi drivers in Bermuda are up in arms over a new ruling requiring them to install GPS units in their vehicles.

Hungary, Poland: Crime Roundup

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the deportation of ex-con Gabor Magosztovics (aka Joe Dinardo, aka Ironman “during his heavyweight boxing career”) from Canada to Hungary. The beatroot...

Balkans: Serbian Propaganda

In an emotionally charged post about Serbian propaganda, Srebrenica Genocide Blog quotes from the ICTY testimony of his former high school teacher, Dragan Lukac, a Bosnian Croat concentration camp survivor.

Belarus: Prohibition Looming

BM of TOL's Belarus Blog is shocked: Belarusians may soon have to drink juice, not beer or vodka, outside; underage drinking may become impossible; stores may be forced to stop...

Cambodia: Cheating in the Exams

Vutha in Cambodia looks at the leaking of high school examination papers in Cambodia.

Puerto Rico: Creative Commons PR

Eugenio Martínez Rodríguez receives an invitation to a meeting to discuss the establishment of Creative Commons Puerto Rico.

Russia: “The Presidential Panic”

Ruminations on Russia writes about post-Putin “transition risk” and explains what's in store for those willing to make business in Russia.

Czech Republic: Fidel Castro's Diploma

Lemuel of Deleted by Tomorrow writes about Fidel Castro's honorary doctorate from a Czech university.

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