March 22, 2023

Media pirates walk the plank: extraordinary remedies against copyright infringers

August 06 2018 | Contributed by Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh From ILO Intellectual Property Canada Introduction In most jurisdictions, copyright owners face numerous challenges when seeking to enforce their rights against media pirates, including with regard to: ongoing harm pending judgment; proving damages; and unscrupulous defendants destroying evidence or failing to comply with court orders. However, […]

Puerto Ricans won’t accept US-imposed austerity without a fight

From Caribbean News Now SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — June 30 was a historic day for Puerto Rico, albeit an unhappy one. US President Barack Obama signed into law the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which imposes a fiscal control board with extraordinary emergency powers over the government of Puerto Rico. […]

CVC chairman wins $364,000 costs over bungled Wickenby charges

By Ben Butler From The Sydney Morning Herald The Commonwealth has agreed to pay Sydney businessman Vanda Gould $364,500 in legal costs after a botched federal police prosecution on tax and money laundering charges. Mr Gould, who is chairman of listed investment company CVC, former Sunland chairman John Leaver and Swiss national Peter Borgas were […]

Charges over Cayman Islands tax haven dropped

By Ben Butler Business reporter From The Sydney Morning Herald Tax avoidance and money laundering charges against former CVC Limited chairman Vanda Gould, former Sunland chairman John Leaver and Swiss resident Peter Borgas have been dropped. The trio were arrested by Federal Police in October on allegations they used a complex network of companies in […]