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SEADRILL GHANA OPERATIONS LIMITED v. TULLOW GHANA LIMITED
ENGLAND AND WALES HIGH COURT

Drilling for oil is a risky business. Oil companies seek to protect themselves against the financial consequences of risk by appropriate clauses in their contracts, for example, by a force majeure clause. This case concerns a contract for the hire of an ex pensive oil rig which contained such a clause. During the course of a territorial sea dispute between neighbouring states the arbitration tribunal determining that dispute required drilling to cease in the disputed sea where drilling was to take place....

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EU lawmakers back publishers over tech giants on copyright

EUROPE
Intellectual property
European Union lawmakers voted on Wednesday to force Google, Facebook and other technology firms to share more revenues with European media, publishers and other content creators in a shake-up of copyright rules. The European Commission, which began the debate two years ago, says the overhaul is necessary to protect Europeís cultural heritage and create a level playing field between big online platforms and publishers, broadcasters and artists.

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India's supreme court decriminalises gay sex

After years of protest and many days in court, the supreme court reads down India's section 377 which criminalised 'carnal intercourse.'
The Supreme Court of India has decriminalised gay sex between consenting adults by reading down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The judgment titled Navtej Singh Johar & Ors. v. Union of India was delivered by a bench of chief justice of India Dipak Misra and justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.

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