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Technology
Constitutional Court strikes down parts of South Africa’s Copyright Act

The Constitutional Court has ruled that sections of the Copyright Act are unconstitutional and given Parliament 24 months to fix it. Meanwhile blind people may convert written material into accessible formats without permission from copyright holders. Parliament is in the process of amending the Act but this is taking too long — 12 years —…

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Science & Nature
Court lifts hold on classified Trump papers, now free for scrutiny

In a stark repudiation of Donald Trump’s legal arguments, a federal appeals court on Wednesday permitted the Justice Department to resume its use of classified records seized from the former president’s Florida estate as part of its ongoing criminal investigation.The ruling from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit…

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General
Court Orders Gov’t to Compensate COVID Vaccine Victim

A court has ordered the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency to compensate a man in his 30s who suffered a stroke after an injection of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine.This is the first time that a court of law has held the government liable for COVID vaccine-related side effects. Nine similar lawsuits have been filed seeking…

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Business
A court just upheld Texas’ censorious social media law. It’s now headed for the Supreme Court.

A federal appeals court upheld Texas’ social media law (pdf), setting the stage for an eventual Supreme Court ruling on the matter.In September 2021, Texas passed a law that prohibits the largest social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, from removing users or their posts based on political “viewpoints” (pdf) while also allowing Texans…

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Business
Gyanvapi case: Court order makes road easier for Hindu extremists, says All India Muslim Personal Law Board

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has said that the Varanasi district judge’s order on maintainability of a suit that sought worship rights for Hindu women inside the Gyanvapi mosque complex has made the road easier for “Hindu extremists.” It will strengthen extremism in the country and cause violence and conflicts, AIMPLB general secretary…

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Science & Nature
US appeals court upholds Starlink deployment change

by Jason Rainbow — August 26, 2022 A Falcon 9 rocket launching a batch of Starlink satellites in May. Credit: SpaceX TAMPA, Fla. — A U.S. appeals court Aug. 26 upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s year-old decision to let SpaceX deploy more satellites at lower altitudes to improve the Starlink broadband constellation’s performance.  The FCC’s…

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Court issues arrest warrants for Ata Tarar, 11 other PML-N leaders

(L to R) PML-N leaders Rana Mashood, Ata Tarar, and Malik Saif ul Malook Khokhar. — Twitter/PID/FacebookCourt issues arrest warrants for creating ruckus in Punjab Assembly.Police say PML-N leaders knowingly did not show up for probe.Ata Tarar, Rana Mashood, 10 other PML-N leaders to be arrested.LAHORE: A judicial magistrate Friday issued the arrest warrants for a dozen PML-N…

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Entertainment
Chinese Court Rejects Appeal in Landmark Sexual Harassment Case

A Beijing court has rejected a woman’s appeal in a high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit against a prominent state television host, marking another disappointment in a four-year battle in a landmark case that has attracted global attention.The Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court on Wednesday dismissed Zhou Xiaoxuan’s appeal against a previous ruling, citing “insufficient evidence” to…

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Court quashes man’s conviction over building safety failures at apartment block where fire broke out

A man has had his conviction quashed for building safety failures after a fire broke out at a Wexford apartment block he owned seven years ago, despite the Court of Appeal rejecting his grounds of appeal.Returning judgment on Wednesday, Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said the three-judge court would take the unusual step of rejecting the…