Fuck the King of Thailand

The Legal Satyricon

He lands in Thailand and is arrested for lese majeste — insulting the King. An American citizen translated a book about the Thai king and posted it on his website. source) Filed under: ass hat, censorship, Civil Liberties. ass hat censorship Civil Liberties

After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible.

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After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible.

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Fuck the King of Thailand

The Legal Satyricon

He lands in Thailand and is arrested for lese majeste — insulting the King. An American citizen translated a book about the Thai king and posted it on his website. source) Filed under: ass hat, censorship, Civil Liberties. ass hat censorship Civil Liberties

Free TV Soccer Coverage (If You Live In Thailand)

Media Law Prof Blog

If you live in Thailand, and you like soccer, you are in luck. The country''s military junta has just ordered that everyone will get free access to tv broadcasts of this year''s World Cup soccer matches, which begin today in

Free TV Soccer Coverage (If You Live In Thailand)

Media Law Prof Blog

If you live in Thailand, and you like soccer, you are in luck. The country''s military junta has just ordered that everyone will get free access to tv broadcasts of this year''s World Cup soccer matches, which begin today in

Economist Not Distributed In Thailand

Media Law Prof Blog

The publisher of the leading financial magazine The Economist decided not to distribute it in Thailand for the second time in two months because of concerns that material included in the current issue might run afoul of the country's lese-majeste

Australian Returns Home After King of Thailand Pardons Him

Media Law Prof Blog

That Australian convicted of lese-majeste has been pardoned by the King of Thailand. Harry Nicolaides has returned home after nearly six months in jail. He had self-published a book, which sold seven copies, in which he discussed the sex life

China's Looming Entertainment Problem: Not Enough Lawyers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Local box office smash "Lost in Thailand" also drew a record-breaking copyright lawsuit -- the lack of clear IP laws and experienced attorneys could pose new issues for growth. read more. Home International Movies THR, Esq. Asia Business

Thai Court Jails Two For Lese-Majeste

Media Law Prof Blog

From the BBC: A Thai court has sentenced two student activists to more than two years in prison for participating in a play presented in 2013 that insulted the King of Thailand. The two could have received a sentence of

Millions are Homeless but YouTube Monetizes Philippines Sex Tourism Videos, Music by Jack White

Music Technology Policy

Despite the fact that the Philippines is suffering one of the worst natural disasters of all time, YouTube continues to exploit sex tourism with videos, this time music by Jack White: Note the Ads by Google to “chat now” or “send gift” for asian girls in Thailand and China as well as filipinocupid.com. Google always stays classy.

Television Product Placement in Two Countries

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Rungpaka Hackley, Queen Mary, University of London, and Chris Hackley, University of London, Royal Holloway College, have published Television Product Placement Strategy in Thailand and the UK, in volume 3 of the Asian Journal of Business Research (2013).

Can Allegedly Raped 'Real World' Star Beat MTV's Strict Cast-Member Contract?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Cast member Tonya Cooley alleges in a lawsuit that she was victim of sexual harassment during a show trip to Thailand. Cooley believes MTV violated employment laws by encouraging the behavior and retaliating against her, but is a reality TV star really a network employee? read more. THR, Esq. Television Television MTV The Real World

Buddhist Thais Love Christmas

Take an e-Learning Break

It seems that Christmas is an increasingly popular holiday in Thailand, despite the fact that Thailand has managed to (for the most part) resist the infection of mass Christianity. All around Bangkok, giant neon snowflakes, chubby snowmen, and full-size reindeer sleighs are everywhere. “We We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Jingle Bells” pipe nonstop from [.]. culture

King Pardons Translator

Media Law Prof Blog

The King of Thailand has pardoned Joe Gordon, an American citizen, who was convicted last year of lese-majeste for translating parts of a biography of the sovereign and posting it on his blog. The book, The King Never Smiles, is

Australian Writer Sentenced For Insulting Thai King

Media Law Prof Blog

Australian teacher and writer Harry Nicolaides received a six year sentence, reduced to three years, for lese-majeste, insulting the King of Thailand and his son, for a passage in a novel he published. Mr. Nicolaides pled guilty, hence the reduced

News from the Goolag: NYT Fails to Connect the Dots

Music Technology Policy

In China, Russia, Turkey, Thailand and many other countries, leaders are using it to silence critics and thwart media scrutiny.” News from the oblivious…New York Times reporter Charles McDermid offers us a demonstration of myopia. In his December 13 “Briefing” column (subtitled “Here’s what you need to know”), Mr. McDermid inadvertently tells us exactly what we need to know, albeit probably not for the reasons he thought.

U.S. Supreme Court: Foreign Produced copies are subject to First Sale Doctrine

Gordon P. Firemark

When Supap Kirsaeng, a native of Thailand came to the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling protects student's right to sell foreign purchased copies for profit. On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in an opinion by Justice Breyer, ruled that foreign-made copies of works protected under the U.S. Copyright Act are subject to the “First Sale Doctrine” The decision comes as a blow to U.S.

Used, abused and resold: “first sale” applies to works made abroad

Entertainment Law

Wiley goes like this: Mr. Kirtsaeng came to the United States from Thailand to study. In order to supplement his income while in school, he formulated a plan to have his family purchase international editions of textbooks in Thailand, ship them to him in the U.S. ~ By Sara Boyd (Student Blawg). Overshadowed by arguments about same-sex marriage rights and affirmative action, the court handed down an opinion that has a global impact on copyright and consumerism.

Copyright First Sale Doctrine Before Supreme Court

Current Trends

Supap Kirtsaeng, a Thai national and former Cornell University student, had family members purchase authorized copies of textbooks in Thailand which he resold on eBay in the US for a profit. The US Supreme Court will decide in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. if importing and re-selling copyrighted works originally intended only for sale in a foreign territory is protected by the “First Sale Doctrine” or constitutes copyright infringement.

Why Does the Center for Democracy & Technology Take Millions from Google?

Music Technology Policy

Further, once the United States sends the green light, the use of domain locking or ISP domain blocking to silence other kinds of content considered unlawful in a given country—from criticism of the monarchy in Thailand to any speech that “harms the interests of the nation” in China—will surely spread, impacting bloggers, citizen journalists, human rights advocates and ordinary users everywhere.“.

U.S. Faces Tall Hurdles in Detaining or Deterring Russian Hackers - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

But the Russian authorities moved quickly to persuade Thailand not to extradite him, saying that he should be prosecuted at home. "WASHINGTON — When a suspected Russian cybercriminal named Dmitry Ukrainsky was arrested in a Thai resort town last summer, the American authorities hoped they could whisk him back to New York for trial and put at least a temporary dent in Russia’s arsenal of computer hackers.

Masks offer much more protection against coronavirus than many think - Los Angeles Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The protective effects are also seen in countries where masks are universally accepted for years, such as Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea and Singapore.

The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Us?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Variants of the virus with this deletion arose independently in Thailand and Germany in early 2020, and became prevalent in Denmark and England in August. The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Us? Officials in Britain and South Africa claim new variants are more easily transmitted. There’s a lot more to the story, scientists say. 20, 2020, 9:44 a.m.

239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

collaborator based in Thailand. "The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive. By Apoorva MandavilliUpdated July 5, 2020, 4:45 p.m.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast #46 – Top Ten Stories of 2013 – Forecast 2014

Gordon P. Firemark

college student from Thailand, had his friends and family buy foreign edition English-language textbooks in Thailand and mail them to him in the U.S. In this episode of Entertainment Law Update, Entertainment lawyers Gordon Firemark Tamera Bennett and Peter Kaufman review the ten most significant cases and controversies in the entertainment industry for 2013, and forecast what we’ll be seeing in 2014.

The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In Thailand and Najaf, Iraq, local health officials found that the 20-to-29 age group had the highest rate of infection but often showed few symptoms. In Thailand and India, where virus numbers are relatively low, people greet each other at a distance, with palms joined together as in prayer.

Trump suggests voters cast ballots twice, which if done intentionally is illegal - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In other developments from around the world: Thailand has gone 100 days without a reported case of local transmission, one of the few major nations to reach that threshold since the pandemic began. Thailand’s last reported case of community transmission was confirmed on May 24. " U.S.

House Foreign Affairs gathers in Van Nuys to bash pirates, foreign governments (except France)

Copyrights & Campaigns

Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee gathered today in Van Nuys with top business and creative representatives from the entertainment industry to bash piracy, China, Russia, Canada, credit card companies, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah,the WTO, Thailand, the Ukraine, China and Canada a few more times for good measure, and to praise.France?

Daily Read: Ads in Recession, Toronto Film Fest, Google

Thompson On Hollywood

Nymph Pen-Ek Ratanaruang,Thailand North American Premiere A haunting supernatural love affair set in a mysterious forest between a nymph and a couple who have drifted apart. The Toronto International Film Festival is starting to post its line-up. The press release is on the jump. The NYT's David Carr visits the source of the Evil Google Empire. Don't believe all the conventional wisdom about advertising in a recession.

Bring Back Buck (versus Bell, that is)

The Legal Satyricon

Passengers, in turn, went out of their way to be nice to the stewardesses (they still call them that in Thailand). In my opinion, Oliver Wendell Holmes was one of the greatest justices ever to grace the Supreme Court bench. His thirty years on the bench produced some of the most brilliant and influential opinions ever authored.

Covid-19 News: Live Updates - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In other developments from around the world: Thailand has gone 100 days without a reported case of local transmission, one of the few major nations to reach that threshold since the pandemic began. Thailand’s last reported case of community transmission was confirmed on May 24.

YouTube Still Using its Monopoly to Profit from Crime and Shaking Down Indie Labels

Music Technology Policy

Because I can guarantee you that Duped Advertiser Number 1 had no idea that his YouTube ads would be sold to promote sex tourism in Thailand MTP readers will not be surprised to know that YouTube brazenly continues its business model of profiting themselves from human misery and promoting crime. Yes, they want to be just like television except for the standards and practices part.

Joe Biden Can’t Just Turn the Page on the Trump Administration’s Lawbreaking

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Gina Haspel, who reportedly ran a “black site” prison in Thailand in 2002, and helped destroy video evidence of torture sessions in 2005, is now the director of the CIA.

25 Days That Changed the World: How Covid-19 Slipped China’s Grasp

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

A Wuhan tourist visiting Thailand had become the first case confirmed outside China. 25 Days That Changed the World: How Covid-19 Slipped China’s Grasp Updated Dec. 30, 2020, 7:16 a.m. ET 2 hours ago Moving a Covid-19 victim in Wuhan, China, in February.

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Reporters sans fronti?res - Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index - 2005

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Reporters sans frontires - Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index - 2005 Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2005. North Korea, Eritrea and Turkmenistan are the world’s “black holes” for news. Western democracies slip back, with the US falling more than 20 places. North Korea once again comes bottom of the Reporters Without Borders fourth annual World Press Freedom Index, released today.

Reporters sans fronti?res - Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index - 2005

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Reporters sans frontires - Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index - 2005 Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2005. North Korea, Eritrea and Turkmenistan are the world’s “black holes” for news. Western democracies slip back, with the US falling more than 20 places. North Korea once again comes bottom of the Reporters Without Borders fourth annual World Press Freedom Index, released today.