In 2002 Google was found to have censored websites that provided information critical of Scientology, in compliance with the United States' DMCA legislation. Google replaced the banned results with links to the DMCA complaint that caused the site to be removed. The DMCA complaint contains the site to be removed, and the organizations that requested the removal. The publicity stemming from this incident was the impetus for Google's making public of the DMCA notices on the Chilling Effects archive, which archives legal threats made against Internet users and Internet sites.
Telegraph investigation: Councillors across England are offering themselves for hire to property developers who are hoping to take advantage of relaxed planning laws which come into effect within weeks.
The world’s top commodities traders have pocketed nearly $250bn over the last decade, making the individuals and families that control the largely privately-owned sector big beneficiaries of the rise of China and other emerging countries.
AstraZeneca could be heading for a pay storm at its upcoming AGM after the biggest grouping of public-sector pension funds were advised to vote down a remuneration plan that sees the drugmaker’s new chief executive pocket £6.5m after just three...
Kev Richards's insight:
And another example of an overpaid boss who isn't working for peanuts: Pascal Soriot new boss of Astrazeneca drug company get's a golden hello of £1m and £4m in shares and £1m a year pay plus his inevitable £1m bonus. Not bad for 3 months work so far.
Mr Soriot has axed thousands of jobs at Astra, including 2,300 of his salesforce and administrator posts which took the drugmaker’s job losses to more than 11,000 over the past year. Guess what, no golden goodbyes for the sacked employees.
Actually one employee was treated very fairly - former boss David Brennan, who quit following pressure from disappointed shareholders, also took home £4.9m for six months’ work. Not bad for a not good performance.
Iain Duncan Smith dismissed demands for him to try to make ends meet on £53 a week as a "complete stunt" and insisted he had experienced life "on the breadline" as ministers confronted their critics over wider-ranging cuts to benefits.