Chairman, Pipi Dai Boe confirmed late this afternoon that in the Bowl division, Mirigini Sharks (1) will play Muniogo All Tribes.For the Plate division play off, Poreporena Brothers (White) will face off against Vabukori Gold.While in the Cup grand final, the Poreporena Marlins go up against the Ranugure Broncos.However, Boe said the venue and the date for the grand final is yet to be confirmed as the tournament was supposed to come to end this afternoon.Since it started on Thursday this week, games for the 9s tournament were played at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.A venue is yet to be confirmed for the finals.A total of K18, 500 in prize money is up for grabs for the Cup, Plate and Bowl division.
Leicester City are ready to go higher to land West Brom defender Jonny Evans.The Daily Mail says the Foxes are considering an improved £15 million bid for Evans after seeing their opening offer of £10m rejected last week.It is believed Leicester launched the first bid before Hull accepted a deal worth £17m for Harry Maguire but head coach Craig Shakespeare still believes there is room for the Northern Ireland international in his squad.With Wes Morgan and Robert Huth boasting a combined age of 65, a new defensive partnership is sought at the King Power Stadium ahead of next season.The Baggies have previously insisted that they have no interest in selling Evans and have so far refused to set an asking price as they dig in their heels over the centre back.
In 2005, freelance writers won a settlement for copyright infringements from unauthorized electronic reproduction of their works, but this week, a federal Court of Appeals rejected the settlement, finding that not all persons bringing the suit had interests that were totally aligned, as reported in The Wall Street Journal. The class action was brought by 21 named plaintiffs and three associational plaintiffs (the National Writers Union, the Authors Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors) against defendants who included the owners of LexisNexis and Westlaw, along with The New York Times and Dow Jones. The settlement divides the works into three categories based on when or whether the authors registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in time to be eligible for corresponding damages under the Copyright Act. So, for instance, freelancers who had registered their work with the U.S. Copyright Office by a certain time would receive higher damages than those who never registered. Claims for those who never registered were capped to $18 million under the settlement. The defendants are currently exploring other options to pursue their case. Have you ever struggled with copyright or other intellectual property issues? Share your story, or let freelancers know which companies aren’t the most trustworthy through the Client Scorecard. (photo by afsart, via flickr)