Posts Tagged ‘court’

Egypt court demands to block YouTube for the “Innocent of Muslims”

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Cairo court  issued an order for the Egypt government to block the access to  YouTube for the  screening of “Innocent of Muslims” for 30 days

According to a “Telekritika” with a reference to The Huffington Post, the judge Hassouna Tawfiq said that this film is “outrageous both for Islam and the Prophet”.

Widely spread laws on blasphemy were in Egypt even before the coup against the president  Hosni Mubarak. The new Egypt constitution include the “ religious faces and prophet’s  outrages  ban”.

However the court decrees on “ Innocent of Muslims” can be appealed in the appellate court and not to come into force on the case-based reasoning, said The Huffington Post.

The same court decisions on the censorship introduction for the sites containing porno that was considered as outrages had not been carried out in Egypt because of big financial outlay concerning its technical realization. It is much easier to  block YouTube, but its active users can avoid this blocking.
Also according to right protectors words, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies seems like do not going to use such bans.

The chief executive officer of The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, Gamal Eid said that such decision to a considerable degree is connected with the lack of knowledge of judges about the how Internet operates.

Activists announces that there were not discussed any technical aspects and the issue had been concerned as a threat for national security and religious defamation.

“This sentence shoes that judges do not know technologies. They can not understand that one false report on the site doesn’t mean that the whole site is need to be blocked”, – said Eid.

According to his point of view the government should appeal and to explain judges that the.  best decision is to block only certain YouTube pages

The lawyer Mohammed Hamid Salim sue the Egypt government announced the the movie threats the Egypt security and the YouTube refused to delete it despite the outrageous content.

The representatives of Google said they do nor received any letters from Egypt judges or Egypt government concerning this question”.

We remind that Cairo court adjudged seven Christianities (a native of Egypt)  to die in their absence for  participation in filming of the “Innocent of Muslims”.


American guy should reimburse $ 675,000 damage for free music downloads

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

First defendant were charged with illegally downloading music in the age of 16.

As reported by BBC News American guy Joel Tenenbaum lost a lawsuit because of illegal downloads of music, and he must pay $ 675,000 compensation to record companies after he was denied a retrial.

Thus, in 2009, a court in Massachusetts found Tenenbaum guilty of illegally downloading and distributing 31 musical composition.

According to the publication, first Tenenbaum accused of illegally downloading music, when he was 16 years old. Then he ordered to pay $ 5,250 for illegally downloading 7 songs. According to the defendant at the time he could pay no more than $ 500, as reported by law enforcement agencies, but his proposal was rejected.

In court, the case was transferred for the first time in 2007. Tenenbaum then filed a counterclaim Abuse government agencies of the federal government.

Tenenbaum refused to cooperate with prosecutors and the trial was scheduled for 2009.As a result of the trial, the court found the defendant guilty of damaging the major record companies in the USA.

Note that in the U.S. the jury can set a fine of not more than $ 150 thousand for each violation of copyright.Thus, the penalty Tenenbaum much lower than the maximum amount that the court could award for granted due download 31 songs.The defendant admitted at the meeting in the spread of almost 800 pieces of music.