South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

On Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, Tshililo Michael Masutha, the Minister of Justice of South Africa, presented a bill to parliament for the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia announced in October their intention to leave the ICC due to what they believe is unbalanced treatment of the Court’s members. […]

Airbnb Arbitration Clause Upheld by D.C. Judge

Airbnb Arbitration Clause Upheld by D.C. Judge

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, a decision by Judge Christopher Cooper, for the D.C. United States District Court, upheld Airbnb’s arbitration clause. The case addressed the issue of whether Airbnb’s sign-up procedure sufficiently notifies its users of the terms and conditions of membership, specifically the organization’s dispute resolution process. What this means, for those renting […]

U.S. Register of Copyrights at the Library of Congress Resigns Suddenly

U.S. Register of Copyrights at the Library of Congress Resigns Suddenly

On Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, the United States (U.S.) Register of Copyrights at the Library of Congress, Maria Pallante, resigned suddenly. Pallante’s letter of resignation, leaked to “The Hollywood Reporter,” came after the newly appointed Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced that Pallante had been moved to another position, senior advisor for digital strategy. At this […]

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