Justin Timberlake and Will.I.Am Being Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Song ‘Damn Girl’

 

 

Justin Timberlake and Will.I.Am (né Will Adams) are being sued for their collaborative work on the song “Damn Girl” which was featured on Timberlake’s 2006 album, Futuresex/Lovesounds, according to a lawsuit obtained by PEOPLE.

PK Music Performance group brought the suit against the musicians over the track “A New Day Is Here At Last,” describing it as “one of the most recognizable songs from the disco era,” adding that Timberlake and Adams’ music too closely imitates the song, which was originally copyrighted in 1969 by Perry Kibble, and performed by J.D. Davis.

 

According to the documents, PK Music Performance renewed the copyright license again in January, 17 years after Kibble died and handed off the rights to his sister Janis McQuinton – who is also the principal of PK Music Performance. She handed over the copyright to the company this past December.

http://www.people.com/article/justin-timberlake-will-i-am-sued-for-copyright-infringement

 

Sakai city launches initiative to cover up adult magazines at convenience stores

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/sakai-city-launches-initiative-to-cover-up-adult-magazines-at-convenience-stores

 

OSAKA —

Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture is planning to introduce a new initiative to cover up pornographic magazines at convenience stores in a bid to keep them out of children sight, city officials announced Wednesday.

The initiative is expected to launch in the beginning of the new fiscal year in April. It will have the city cooperate with convenience stores located in Sakai that sell magazines designated by the prefecture as harmful to children under 18, Sankei Shimbun reported.

The city’s idea is to place semi-transparent plastic veils on the magazines, while leaving the title visible, as well as install plastic shields on the shelves, limiting overexposure and access to children.

Most convenience stores in Japan place pornographic magazines on the same racks as regular weeklies and other magazines, simply separating them with a sign marked “for adults.”

The magazines, despite being R-rated, are easily visible to anyone visiting the convenience stores, city officials explained at a news conference, adding that the initiative was inspired for educational purposes, as well as in consideration of the increase of foreign tourists.

So far, the city has advanced talks with one convenience store chain, which they did not identify, but it hopes to widen the campaign citywide, Sankei quoted officials as saying.

The project is part of the city’s Sakai Safety Program, aimed at building a safer living environment for women and children. The city has requested 950,000 yen in the budget for fiscal 2016 for the magazine cover-up initiative, officials said.

Japan Today

 

ICNA Canada’s online syllabus on wife beating

http://en.cijnews.com/?p=26599

 

On its official website ICNA Canada shares with its members, followers and supporters the book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous” رياض الصالحين) compiled by Imam Zakaruya Yahya Bin Sharaf An-Nawawi, a Sunni Shafi’ite jurist and hadith scholar who lived in 13th century.

The Gardens of the Righteous (Arabic: Riyadh as-Salihin), is a compilation of verses from the Qur’an and hadith by Al-Nawawi. It contains a total of 1905 hadith divided across 372 chapters, many of which are introduced by verses of the Quran.

The book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous”) which appears on ICNA Canada site adds modern commentary to the verses from the Qur’an and hadith.

The following are excerpts from the book which deal with the permission, however unrecommended, given to the husband to beat under strict conditions his wife if she persistent in her disobedience:

[Hadith]: 68. Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “No man shall be asked for the reason of beating his wife“. [Abu Dawud].”

 

On its official website ICNA Canada shares with its members, followers and supporters the book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous” رياض الصالحين) compiled by Imam Zakaruya Yahya Bin Sharaf An-Nawawi, a Sunni Shafi’ite jurist and hadith scholar who lived in 13th century.

The Gardens of the Righteous (Arabic: Riyadh as-Salihin), is a compilation of verses from the Qur’an and hadith by Al-Nawawi. It contains a total of 1905 hadith divided across 372 chapters, many of which are introduced by verses of the Quran.

The book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous”) which appears on ICNA Canada site adds modern commentary to the verses from the Qur’an and hadith.

The following are excerpts from the book which deal with the permission, however unrecommended, given to the husband to beat under strict conditions his wife if she persistent in her disobedience:

[Hadith]: 68. Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “No man shall be asked for the reason of beating his wife“. [Abu Dawud].”

Commentary: This Hadith is also reported by Ibn Majah and Ahmad. Sheikh Al-Albani* has classified this Hadith as `weak’ since its narration is not authenticated, therefore its contents are also not valid. Islam has not given the husbands absolute right over their wives and that they will not be questioned in the Hereafter or that they should not be questioned for their action and misbehaviour with the wives. On the contrary, Islam has stressed upon them to be lenient and tender in relation with wives; and this means that they will be taken to task for any wrong and injustice done by them to their wives. *Sh. Al-Albani is the leading authority in the science of Hadith.”

[Hadith]: 274. `Abdullah bin Zam`ah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that he heard the Prophet (PBUH) giving a speech when he mentioned the she-camel (of Prophet Salih) and the man who had killed her. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “When the most wicked man among them went forth (to kill the she-camel).’ (9l:l2) signifies that a distinguished, wicked and most powerful chief of the

people jumped up to kill the she-camel.” Then he (PBUH) made mention of women and said, “Some of you beat your wives as if they were slaves, and then lie with them at the end of the day”.

Then he (PBUH) admonished them against laughing at another’s passing of wind, saying, “Why does any of you laugh at another doing what he does himself” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].”

Commentary: Although Islam has permitted man, in inevitable circumstances, to rebuke his wife, it has also suggested a very wise course for it. It has suggested that first of all he should advise and preach her, and if she does not mend her ways by these means, then he should stop sleeping with her, which is a great warning for the sensible wife. If she does not improve even by this method, then he may take recourse to slight beating, but in that he must avoid her head and face. He should take recourse to beating if he thinks that it would work, otherwise it is better to avoid it. But surprisingly enough some start the process of reformation with beating and that too with great ruthlessness which has not been permitted by Islam in any case. It is this aspect which the Prophet (PBUH) has highlighted in this Hadith. He has contended that when the wife is indispensable for man and it is very difficult for him to pass night without her then why should he beat her like a slave or bondmaid? He should try to understand that she, too, has feelings and her position is like one of the two wheels of the cart of life. If at all it comes to beating her then he must keep her true status in view before taking recourse to it. He should never loose sight of her importance in conjugal life.”

[Hadith]: 276. `Amr bin Al-Ahwas Al-Jushami (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that he had heard the Prophet (PBUH) saying on his Farewell Pilgrimage, after praising and glorifying Allah and admonishing people, “Treat women kindly, they are like captives in your hands; you do not owe anything else from them. In case they are guilty of open indecency, then do not share their beds and beat them lightly but if they return to obedience, do not have recourse to anything else against them. You have rights over your wives and they have their rights over you. Your right is that they shall not permit anyone you dislike to enter your home, and their right is that you should treat them well in the matter of food and clothing”.

[At-Tirmidhi].

Commentary: l. Here again we find justification for beating one’s wife in case of her persistence in default, but it is to be done in the manner prescribed in the Hadith quoted above.

2. It is the responsibility of the wife that during the absence of her husband, besides the guarding of her own chastity, and property of her husband, she should not let in anyone who is not liked by her husband, however closely related that person be to her.

3. It is the responsibility of the husband to provide, according to his means, good food and clothes to his wife.

“[Hadith]: 279. Iyas bin `Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Do not beat Allah’s bondwomen.” When `Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) came to Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and complained saying: “The women have become very daring towards their husbands,” He (PBUH) gave permission to beat them. Then many women went to the family of the Messenger of Allah (wives) complaining of their husbands, and he (the Prophet (PBUH)) said, “Many women have gone round Muhammad’s family complaining of their husbands. Those who do so, that is, those who take to beating their wives, are not the best among you”. [Abu Dawud].”

Commentary: This Hadith tells us that those who take to beating their wives are not perfect people. The decency of manners warrants that one must refrain from beating, as is evident from the conduct of the Prophet (PBUH) who neither resorted to beating with his own hand any of his wives nor slaves nor any other. He would avenge those who transgressed the limits of Allah.”

See also:

ICNA Canada’s online syllabus on stoning adulterers, chopping off thieves’ hands

ICNA Canada’s online syllabus on wearing hijab and honour killing in Islam

ICNA Canada’s online syllabus legalizes “slave-girls”

ICNA Canada online syllabus: “Muslims will dominate the Jews”, kill them

ICNA Canada syllabus: “give us victory over the disbelieving people”

ICNA Canada’s syllabus explains ruling on ‘sex slaves’ in Islam

ICNA Canada free book: “Every human being is born as a Muslim”

ICNA – Canada’s senior official appears to blame gays for Ontario “lurid” sex education

Trudeau: We strive to show that “Islam is not incompatible” with Western values

 

man hating and female rapist supporting Guardian braces for job cuts as it looks to slash costs by 20pc

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/12152763/Guardian-braces-for-job-cuts-as-it-looks-to-slash-costs-by-20pc.html

 

Staff at Guardian Media Group are bracing for further job cuts as it looks to slash costs by 20pc in the face of widening losses.

The left-leaning newspaper publisher announced last month that it wanted to reduce running costs by a fifth after a review of its finances revealed that it could burn through its £758m trust fund in less than a decade.

Katharine Viner, editor, and David Pemsel, chief executive, told staff that the fund had slumped in value by £100m since July after a steep fall in print advertising.

In order to slash around £54m in costs, staff at The Guardian have received a letter telling them of potential job cuts.

“We have asked budget holders to work alongside the strategic cost group to come up with proposals on how to achieve this reduction of 20pc across our overall budget,” the company said in the letter. “As our staff costs are by far our biggest overhead, one outcome of the budgeting process may be that redundancies are proposed.”

The Guardian will open a consultation with staff and will be arranging for the election of a number of employee representatives in addition to talks with the National Union of Journalists and Unite.

“We are working up proposals to target an overall reduction of 20pc in our current cost base”, a Guardian spokesman said. “People costs are of course a large part of this, so we want to engage with employee representatives to get their input on how best to achieve those cost reductions. Even though we are still at the planning stage, we have agreed that it would be sensible to start the process to elect employee representatives now so that we are ready to move straight into the period of consulting staff on a collective basis should the need arise.”

Under rules set out by the Scott Trust – the body that ensures the financial and editorial independence of The Guardian – the paper cannot make compulsory redundancies. However, the situation is said to be so critical that it may abandon the rule if there are not enough volunteers.

This latest round of job cuts comes less than four years after former editor Alan Rusbridger told staff that he had to reduce costs and cut 100 jobs on the back of a £75.6m pre-tax loss.

Operational losses are expected to reach nearly £50m this year, up from the £45m the year before.