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12 Apr 2021

The lower house of France has passed a bill to protect minors from sexual offences by increasing the age of consent to 15 years old

The lower house of France has passed a bill to protect minors from sexual offences by increasing the age of consent to 15 years old The National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament, overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to protect minors from sexual crimes and incest. The bill primarily…

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11 Apr 2021

The United States House of Representatives has passed two immigration bills that would pave the way for millions of people to become citizens

The United States House of Representatives has passed two immigration bills that would pave the way for millions of people to become citizens On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed two bills that would give millions of undocumented immigrants, including those brought to the country as children and farm workers…

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08 Apr 2021

The most recent information on Georgia's new Legislation Restricting Voting Rights

The most recent information on Georgia's new Legislation Restricting Voting Rights Background The Georgia Senate recently approved a bill restricting voting rights and giving state officials greater control over local elections. Shortly after the bill was passed, the governor signed it. Following defeats in the 2020 presidential election, the battleground…

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07 Apr 2021

Perspectives on Copyright, Fair Use, and Industry Implications in Google v. Oracle

Perspectives on Copyright, Fair Use, and Industry Implications in Google v. Oracle The Supreme Court of the United States, putting an end to a decade-long copyright dispute between Google and Oracle, ruled that Google's copying of the Java programming language was not illegal. The court (6:2) noted that the API…

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06 Apr 2021

India's new Internet rules are a move toward 'Digital Authoritarianism,' according to a new study

India's new Internet rules are a move toward 'Digital Authoritarianism,' according to a new study The new laws, which were enacted by executive order in late February, grant the Indian government a slew of new powers that will require tech firms and news organizations to comply with government surveillance and…

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04 Apr 2021

Important Tax Changes in the New COVID Relief Law for Individuals

Important Tax Changes in the New COVID Relief Law for Individuals The most recent COVID-19 relief legislation passed by Congress (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) provides several substantial new tax breaks that will favour the vast majority of American taxpayers in 2021: Approximately 90% of Americans will receive a…

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