Monthly Archives: March 2013

Supreme Court Rules that Copyright Law Does Protect Publishers in Overseas Re-sales

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that textbooks and other materials created abroad can be sold as used online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright. The ruling is a boon for online retailers like Ebay, Amazon, and others that sell products made outside of the U.S. The ruling came via a 6-3 opinion in which the court dismissed a copyright infringement award to publisher John Wiley & Sons who sued Thai graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng who started an … Read More

Understanding Personal Injury Claims and Expenses

One of the most worrisome aspects concerning personal injury is the staggering cost of medical bills. It may be unclear who’s financially responsible for these expenses following your accident, particularly in cases where fault needs to be determined. It’s important to know the person that caused the accident is financially responsible for covering your medical bills. Yet many people may lack insurance or the ability to pay out of pocket. It’s a special situation that usually requires the aid of … Read More

Legal Battles Continue Over the Rights to Digital Assets

An Oregon mother who has been battling Facebook over the rights to her deceased son’s account has been calling on legislators to change outdated laws that would prevent others from losing photos, messages and memories from a loved one. The Oregon legislature has recently taken up Karen Williams’ cause, whose son died in a 2005 motorcycle accident, by drafting a proposal that would make it easier for loved ones to gain access to a deceased family members “digital assets”. The … Read More

Arizona House Halts Tax Exemption Measure for Religious Groups

The effort to increase tax exemptions for religious organizations is facing opposition from both parties in the Arizona House of Representatives. House leaders Thursday moved to stall a vote on the law that would allow properties not used specifically for worship to receive tax exempt status.  The new expansion would allow for buildings like student dormitories, staff housing, and shelters to avoid taxation. Opponents complained that the measure would open the state up to tax fraud from groups posing as … Read More

Controversy Over DUI and Medicinal Marijuana

Although Arizona has passed voter approved initiative granting medicinal marijuana to those who are ill, local lawmakers ares till putting up a fight against the substance. The Court of Appeals recently ruled that if drivers have trace amounts of marijuana in their blood or urine, they may be subject to a DUI, even if they had consumed marijuana weeks prior. The drug compound, THC, can breakdown after a few hours and become inactive, but may not leave a person’s system … Read More