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Gorgoroth name dispute

The Gorgoroth name dispute refers to a legal dispute between musicians from Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth over who had ownership of the bands name, which was derived from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. The parties to the dispute were band founder Infernus and members Gaahl and King ov Hell. It began in October 2007, when it was announced that Gaahl and King had decided to part ways with Infernus, although the former two claimed to have "fired" the latter. The dispute was concluded in March 2009 when a court verdict recognising Infernus as the legitimate user of the name was announce ...


Legal disputes over the Harry Potter series

Since first coming to wide notice in the late 1990s, the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling has engendered a number of legal disputes. Rowling, her various publishers and Time Warner, the owner of the rights to the Harry Potter films, have taken numerous legal actions to protect their copyrights, and also have fielded accusations of copyright theft themselves. The worldwide popularity of the Harry Potter series has led to the appearance of a number of locally produced, unauthorised sequels and other derivative works, sparking efforts to ban or contain them. While these legal proceed ...


Hart–Dworkin debate

The Hart–Dworkin debate is a debate in legal philosophy between H. L. A. Hart and Ronald Dworkin. At the heart of the debate lies a Dworkinian critique of Hartian legal positivism, specifically, the theory presented in Harts book The Concept of Law. While Hart insists that judges are within bounds to legislate on the basis of rules of law, Dworkin strives to show that in these cases, judges work from a set of principles which they use to formulate judgements, and that these principles either form the basis, or can be extrapolated from the present rules.


Hart–Fuller debate

The Hart–Fuller debate is an exchange between Lon Fuller and H. L. A. Hart published in the Harvard Law Review in 1958 on morality and law, which demonstrated the divide between the positivist and natural law philosophy. Hart took the positivist view in arguing that morality and law were separate. Fullers reply argued for morality as the source of laws binding power.


Impact litigation

Impact litigation or strategic litigation is the practice of bringing lawsuits intended to effect societal change. Impact litigation cases may be class action lawsuits or individual claims with broader significance, and may rely on statutory law arguments or on constitutional claims. Such litigation has been widely and successfully used to influence public policy, especially by left-leaning groups, and often attracts significant media attention.


Indeterminacy debate in legal theory

The indeterminacy debate in legal theory can be summed up as follows: Can the law constrain the results reached by adjudicators in legal disputes? Some members of the critical legal studies movement - primarily legal academics in the United States - argued that the answer to this question is "no." Another way to state this position is to suggest that disputes cannot be resolved with clear answers and thus there is at least some amount of uncertainty in legal reasoning and its application to disputes. A given body of legal doctrine is said to be "indeterminate" by demonstrating that every l ...


Interval Research Corporation

Interval Research Corporation was founded in 1992 by Paul Allen and David Liddle. It was a Palo Alto laboratory and technology incubator focusing on consumer product applications and services with a focus on the Internet. A 1997 version of the companys web page described itself as "a research setting seeking to define the issues, map out the concepts and create the technology that will be important in the future. to foster industries around them – sparking opportunity for entrepreneurs and highlighting a new approach to research.". A 1999 Wired magazine article based on a memo from Paul Al ...


Patent war

A patent war is a "battle" between corporations or individuals to secure patents for litigation, whether offensively or defensively. There are ongoing patent wars between the worlds largest technology and software corporations. Contemporary patent wars are a global phenomenon, fought by multinational corporations based in the United States, China, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Patent wars have occurred in a wide range of technologies, both in the past and in the present.


Placitum of Riziano

The Placitum of Riziano was a dispute that took place c. 804 around the river Riziano, probably at Rizana in modern Slovenia. Legates sent by Charlemagne heard complaints by the leaders of Istria about the bishops and the duke of Istria, John. It is an important document for Istrian history. The document is believed to have been recorded on the orders of Fortunatus II, patriarch of Grado. A point of historiographical contention is the fact that only the leaders of the coastal towns of Istria were present; one explanation for this is that the issues being discussed only affected the coast. ...


Software patent debate

The software patent debate is the argument about the extent to which, as a matter of public policy, it should be possible to patent software and computer-implemented inventions. Policy debate on software patents has been active for years. The opponents to software patents have gained more visibility with fewer resources through the years than their pro-patent opponents. Arguments and critiques have been focused mostly on the economic consequences of software patents. One aspect of the debate has focused on the proposed European Union directive on the patentability of computer-implemented i ...


ⓘ Legal disputes

  • trade disputes pertaining to a covered agreement or, if unsuccessful, have a WTO panel hear the case. The priority, however, is to settle disputes through
  • The Trade Disputes Act 1906 6 Edw. 7 c. 47 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed under the Liberal government of Sir Henry Campbell - Bannerman
  • to a range of disputes from interpersonal disputes including consumer to consumer disputes C2C or marital separation to court disputes and interstate
  • compulsory arbitration of disputes and created a method to determine the aggressor in international conflicts. All legal disputes between nations would be
  • The contemporary legal systems of the world are generally based on one of four basic systems: civil law, common law, statutory law, religious law or combinations
  • The Native Labour Settlement of Disputes Act, 1953 renamed in 1964 to the Bantu Labour Settlement of Disputes Act, in 1973 to the Bantu Labour Relations

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