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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

New laws needed to combat jet ski hoons
Melbourne Weekly BaysideMarch 1, 2012

SFA president Dr Vicki Karalis said more accidents would happen unless tougher licensing laws were passed and zoning regulations changed. Ms Karalis criticised mixed zoning laws – which allow jet skiers to drive to the foreshore – adding that an ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

Rep. Darrell Issa opens up secretive intellectual property “treaty”, ACTA, to ...
VentureBeatMarch 6, 2012

Issa sees it, this is both an issue of intellectual property and legislative process: No Transparency: ACTA is a multilateral intellectual property agreement that was negotiated in secret, excluding American taxpayers and key stakeholders who would be ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Brothers confess to attacking Thai law professor
KLFYMarch 1, 2012

Entertainment News from AP AP National News Video More>> NYPD monitored students at colleges across Northeast; sent agent on rafting trip, noted prayer. (Graphic by AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey) More>> BANGKOK (AP) - Police say twin brothers have confessed to ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Alain de Botton's 'Religion for Atheists'
New York TimesMarch 16, 2012

These days politics and culture have more modest aims. As the writer and freelance philosopher Alain de Botton argues in “Religion for Atheists,” cultural and intellectual institutions are no longer about the salvation of souls: “The methodologies ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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SA firm appoints top IP lawyer
News24March 5, 2012

Cape Town - Companies are taking intellectual property (IP) more seriously and a law firm has hired a top IP lawyer. Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs has appointed Chris Bull as a director in the firm's intellectual property (IP) department.more »

Man caught urinating by Street View sues Google
KSBW The Central CoastMarch 3, 2012

... and to unfairly trade off the fame, reputation, and goodwill of the Navajo Nation's name and trademarks." One of the laws under which the tribe is seeking redress is the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, a federal law that makes it illegal for non-Indian ...more »

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