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  • 23,000,000

    23,000,000 1, September 17, 2014 by jonathanturley We only recently passed the 22,000,000 mark last July but a few minutes ago we just hit 23,000,000. It continues to be a banner year for the site with a continuing increase in traffic, links on other sites, and new voices on the blog.

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  • Sweden Moves Toward Zero Waste Goal While Germany Moves To Drop Greenhouse Emissions By Over 25 Percent

    The United States continues to lag behind leading countries in pushing aggressive environmental programs to reduce pollutants and garbage. Two stories this week highlight the sharp and disappointing contrast. In Sweden, the government has made an incredible leap in reducing household garbage and appears close to attaining the impossible: a zero waste national objective for landfills.

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    • U.S. Ranks Near The Bottom For Tax Competitiveness: We're #32!

      Today, the Tax Foundation released its 2014 International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI). The ITCI measures the competitiveness of tax systems in the 34 countries in the the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) based on criteria in five categories: corporate income taxes, individual taxes, consumption taxes, property taxes, and the treatment of foreign earnings.
      7 readers - Kelly Phillips Erb/ Taxgirl
    • The Friday Fillip: Well-Being

      I get a really rather shameful pulse of pride when some organization releases a ranking of nations along one scale or another, showing Canada at or near the top. Shameful, for one thing, because comparisons, even at the level of nation states, are odious (and perhaps also “oderous” as Shakespeare joked).
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    • The Strange World of Criminal Copyright Enforcement

      Two years after a court in Sweden affirmed his conviction for copyright law violations and sentenced him to eight months in prison, police arrested Peter Sunde, one of the founders of a popular website frequently accused of copyright infringement. Sunde and three others were convicted by a Swedish court in 2009 of assisting the distribution of illegal content online.
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    • An Ocean Full of Pirates: The Criminal Sentencing of Internet File Sharing

      Late last month, a Wolverhampton judge in the United Kingdom sentenced a man to 33 months in jail for distributing a pirated copy of Fast and Furious 6. Phillip Danks covertly recorded the movie from his seat in the back of the theater, and then posted his recording online under the username “Thecod3r.” His copy was available for free online, where it was downloaded 700,000 times.
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    • 23,000,000

      …. Canada 3. United Kingdom 4. Australia 5. Germany 6. India 7. France 8. The Netherlands 9. Mexico 10 Sweden The list has remained unchanged except that Mexico replaced Sweden and Sweden bumped the Philippines. The top ten posted in terms of readership in the last 30 days were: 1. New Orleans Police Officer Turns Off Body Camera Minutes Before…

      6 readers - Jonathan Turley
    • The Strange World of Criminal Copyright Enforcement

      …Two years after a court in Sweden affirmed his conviction for copyright law violations and sentenced him to eight months in prison, police arrested Peter Sunde, one of the founders of a popular website frequently accused of copyright infringement. Sunde and three others were convicted by a Swedish court in 2009 of assisting the distribution…

      1 readers - Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog
    • U.S. Ranks Near The Bottom For Tax Competitiveness: We're #32!

      … taxes, and the treatment of foreign earnings. So how did we do? Well, brace yourself. You won’t find the United States at #1. That honor belongs to Estonia. You won’t find the United States at #2 either. New Zealand claims that spot. You won’t find the United States rounding out the top ten: Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Luxembourg, Netherlands…

      7 readers - Kelly Phillips Erb/ Taxgirl
    • The Friday Fillip: Well-Being

      … that score low in well-being: Stockholm, for example ( — regions, remember) boasts a score of just under nine out of ten for well-being, whereas Athens comes in at about six out of ten; but Sweden has a suicide rate of 11 per 100,000 compared to Greece at a rate of 2.8. The corresponding numbers for Helsinki and Finland are 8/10 and 17/100,000…

      4 readers - Simon Fodden/ Slaw
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