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Belarus has effectively legalised piracy of copyrighted content from "unfriendly countries", including films, TV shows and music. A new temporary copyright law has been approved by Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka and comes into effect this week, according to the Russian office of Deutsche

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A poster of pop star Demi Lovato has been banned by the UK's advertising watchdog for causing offence to Christians. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it received a number of complaints over the poster, which shows the former Camp Rock star "bound up in a bondage-style outfit whilst lyi

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Brewdog's boss has been left nearly £500,000 out of pocket after misleading customers over "solid gold" prizes in a recent promotion.

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A pigeon was apprehended at a prison after it was found to be carrying a miniature backpack filled with crystal meth. The bird was discovered at Pacific Institution in Abbotsford, 80km east of Vancouver in Canada.

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A defendant is set to be represented in court by an artificial intelligence next month for what is believed to be the first time ever. The DoNotPay smartphone app will instruct a defendant on what to say over the course of courtroom proceedings in which they are challenging a speeding ticket.

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The biggest farmers' association in Italy has condemned the use of mafia terms to sell food and drink around the world — including a machine gun-shaped bottle of whisky produced in Scotland. Coldiretti found that some 300 restaurants are mafia-themed, among them El Padrino in Spain, Don Corleo

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A pair of bungling burglars were caught after they called police for help transporting their stolen goods. The couple — named only as Martin and Liz — were arrested in Poinciana, Florida on New Year's Eve after officers responded to a 911 call from the house they were burgling.

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Over the course of 2022, Irish Legal News published nearly 240 articles in our popular And Finally section — sharing offbeat and weird legal news stories from around the world. But what were the most popular? Read on to find our most-read And Finallys of 2023.

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The case of two fans of actress Ana de Armas who are suing a film studio for removing her from the film Yesterday has reached the next stage. Conor Woulfe and Peter Michael Rosza accused Universal Studios of false representation and fraud at the beginning of this year after they paid $3.99 to rent t

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Rapper 50 Cent has taken legal action against a plastic surgeon allegedly using his image to promote penis enhancement surgery. The lawsuit centres on a photo of the rapper with Angela Kogan, who runs Perfection Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Florida, the Miami Herald reports.

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Customs authorities at one of Europe's busiest ports have hailed a "white Christmas" after seizing nearly nine tonnes of cocaine. Officials in Antwerp seized 3.9 tonnes of cocaine last Monday and a further 4.8 tonnes last Wednesday, Belgian broadcaster VRT reports.

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Two women have been given suspended prison sentences after feeding stray cats near a courthouse in order to trap and neuter them. Animal rights organisations protested after Beverly Roberts, 85, and Mary Alston, 61, were arrested near the courthouse in Elmore County in eastern Alabama, the Montgomer

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A person dressed as a Christmas tree who slashed car tires at a meat warehouse is being sought by police.

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A police officer has been suspended on suspicion of producing and distributing pornography while on duty. Christian Goggans, a 30-year-old officer in the US state of Arizona, is accused of being pornstar "Rico Blaze" with over 27,000 online followers, Arizona's Family reports.

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A senior law firm partner was left embarrassed after circulating a memo about climate change with reference to the non-existent "Valerian Sea". In a newsletter sent round a City of London firm, the lawyer said he had a "eureka moment" when he was "leaving a Scandinavian port on the Valerian Sea in t

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