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The Risks of Quid Pro Quo Link Schemes

Search engines are in the business of finding users relevant and important websites for a given search query, and then selling ad space on the search engine results page (SERP). Of course, this means that search engines need to provide … Continue reading

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TWiL 443: Popularity Ponzi Schemes

In this episode, Denise and Stefan discuss how the EU's highest court had to wake up and taste the cheese to decide whether taste is copyrightable, and how the EU's copyright directive might be financially unfeasible even for YouTube. They … Continue reading

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SEC News – Flipping Bonds, Kickback Schemes, and Offering Fraud

Citigroup to Pay More Than $10 Million for Books and Records Violations and Inadequate ControlsCitigroup has agreed to pay $10.5 million in penalties to settle two enforcement actions involving its books and records, internal accounting controls, and trader supervision. The … Continue reading

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IRS Warns on State Charitable Deduction Schemes to Allow Property Taxes Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 limits the Code §164 deduction of individuals for state and local taxes to $10,000 per year ($5,000 for married individuals filing a separate return). Thus, many taxpayers in states with high state … Continue reading

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EPC position paper on Brexit and UK PSPs’ participation in SEPA schemes

On 30 May 2018, the European Payments Council (EPC) published a position paper on Brexit and UK payment services providers’ (PSPs) participation on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) schemes. The position paper briefly discusses the following three scenarios: the … Continue reading

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