(v. t.) To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law or contract.
(v. t.) To hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy; to infringe delight or power.
(v. i.) To break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or law; to injure; to offend.
(v. i.) To encroach; to trespass; -- followed by on or upon; as, to infringe upon the rights of another.
(1) Spain’s constitutional court responded by unanimously ruling that the legislation had ignored and infringed the rules of the 1978 constitution , adding that the “principle of democracy cannot be considered to be separate from the unconditional primacy of the constitution”.
(2) She said the UK law on assisted suicide infringed Pretty's human rights, under article two of the European convention – the right to life.
(3) But the same court also just refused to hear an appeal of a Minnesota woman who's been ordered to pay more than $220,000 for downloading two-dozen songs – a testament to Congress' gift to Hollywood and its allies in the form of absurdly stiff penalties for minor infringement.
(4) At this time, the BPI was running its famous Home Taping Is Killing Music campaign, following concerns that cassettes would aid the infringement of copyright and a decline in album sales.
(5) By applying the law practically and properly, explaining carefully how it is being applied, and reporting to parliament and making public how it is being enforced, the government plans to show clearly that the people’s right to know will not be infringed on,” he told reporters.
(6) David Cameron is to be warned by the European commission that a central demand in his renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership terms is likely to be rejected as unacceptable on the grounds that it risks infringing the founding principle of the EU on the free movement of people.
(7) They said that would present problems because there were bylaws around compressed gasses it might be infringing.
(8) Search engines bear responsibility for introducing people to infringing content - even people who aren’t actively looking for it”, said Chris Dodd, the chairman of the MPAA who is also a US senator.
(9) All to play for in that one – and Rockstar has a cherry on top, which is a separate case against Google where it claims the search company infringes a search patent filed in 1997, before Google even existed.
(10) As altered, the bill now allows for ISPs to be required to block access to sites that allow "substantial" infringement.
(11) Another lawsuit obliged Ian Hamilton to rewrite large sections of an unauthorised biography published in 1988 – the supreme court ruled that quotations from Salinger's letters infringed his copyright.
(12) Yet it seems to be that aspect of the invisibility of the URLs that's really troubling the people who are lobbying Mandelson (because this is obviously not something he's discovered from surfing the net; I do, a lot, and I've not seen anyone complaining about the Evil of Cyberlocker Copyright Infringement).
(13) Part of the legal submission, quoted by the LA Times, declares that: "In order to close financing to produce a motion picture based on Effie, [the plaintiff] must be able to demonstrate that there is no validity to Mr Murphy's claim of infringement."
(14) Erdoğan’s government has been perceived by liberal wings of Turkish society to be infringing on the secular traditions established by the father of the modern Turkish state, Kemal Ataturk.
(15) The court also ruled that Samsung infringed one of Apple's patents related to the screen's bouncing back ability and banned sales of the Galaxy S2 and other products in South Korea .
(16) Mr Justice Arnold said in a written judgment: "In my judgment, the operators of [The Pirate Bay] do authorise its users' infringing acts of copying and communication to the public.
(17) The policies have begun to infringe on the private lives of media professionals, dictating what they can and can’t say in a private capacity, outside of their work.” SBS colleagues of McIntyre said he is a “contrarian” and “a loose cannon”.
(18) The RIAA's lawsuit was filed on behalf of labels Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Capitol Records, while the MPAA's lawsuit includes studios Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Universal, Colombia Pictures and Warner Bros. "When Megaupload.com was shut down in 2012 by U.S. law enforcement, it was by all estimates the largest and most active infringing website targeting creative content in the world," said the MPAA's senior executive vice president and global general counsel Steven Fabrizio, in a statement.
(19) In their petition, the residents said the gang's activities and the ever-present threat of violence infringed on their constitutional right to live in peace.
(20) Without the judicial bypass procedure Justice O'Connor would have invalidated the statute as unconstitutional, for conflicting with the best interests of the minor, infringing on family autonomy, and failing to foster the state's alleged goal of improving parent-child communication.
(a.) Not violable; not susceptible of hurt, wound, or harm (used with respect to either physical or moral damage); not susceptible of being profaned or corrupted; sacred; holy; as, inviolable honor or chastity; an inviolable shrine.
(a.) Not capable of being broken or violated; as, an inviolable covenant, agreement, promise, or vow.
(1) Trierweiler has broken a fundamental principle of French political life, an unwritten law inherited from the Ancien Régime and perpetuated by France's revolutionary nomenklatura, that the private life – and by that I mean sex life – of a public figure must remain inviolable.
(2) The former foreign secretary, William Hague, warned earlier this month that central bankers could lose their independence if they ignored public anger over low interest rates, while Michael Gove, the leading pro-leave campaigner and former cabinet minister, compared Carney to the Chinese emperor Ming , whose “person was held to be inviolable and without imperfections” and whose critics were flayed alive.
(3) The two organisms may behave in clinically indistinguishable fashion and probably justify a more cautious approach to the clinical syndromes we have considered the inviolate domain of the gonococcus.
(4) The principles of atraumatic technique, as set down many years ago by Bunnell, remain inviolate.
(5) Since the moment of fecundation the human embryo is endowed with the properties of unity and uniqueness and its existence is therefore inviolable.
(6) This paper examines the logic of this position and argues that once the fetus has passed a certain stage of neurological development it is a person, and that then the whole issue becomes one of balancing of rights: the right-to-life of the fetal person against the right to autonomy and inviolability of the woman; and that the fetal right usually wins.
(7) Putin's new relativism over non-interference and inviolability of borders raised incidentally the prospect of a possible geopolitical trade-off.
(8) The court said : Inviolability of privacy in group association may in many circumstances be indispensable to preservation of freedom of association, particularly where a group espouses dissident beliefs.
(9) Last autumn, he breached the cap on welfare spending he had, just a few months earlier, insisted would be inviolate.
(10) In this paper we reject the "sanctity-of-life" view, which holds that all human lives, irrespective of their quality or kind, are equally valuable and inviolable.
(11) Updated at 3.54pm GMT 3.38pm GMT Putin has spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the phone and their positions on the Ukraine crisis are “close”, the Kremlin said, according to Reuters: The Kremlin said the presidents of the veto-wielding U.N. Security Council nation expressed hope that “the steps taken by the Russian leadership will allow for the reduction of ... tension and provide for the security of Russian-speaking citizens living in Crimea and the eastern regions of Ukraine.” Writing last week in Foreign Policy, Timothy Snyder argued that Russia’s Ukraine play could have long-term negative consequences for the integrity of the long border it shares with China: If Russia excludes its own borders from the general international standard of inviolability, it might face some unwanted challenges down the road.
(12) People have made calculations about how they are to handle the costs of old age, bringing up their children, physical incapacity or the lack of work in their area on the basis of social contributions to their circumstance that they reckoned on being an inviolable part of the deal.
(13) "Wherever the IMF has gone, its first and inviolate rule everywehre has been the levelling of wages and pensions," said Antonis Samaras, the country's conservative main opposition leader.
(14) Flag's challenge to the notion that symbols of state are fixed and inviolable - that they are not, under any circumstance, open to interpretation - was received at the time as blasphemous.
(15) On the path to his little cabin, he relates, there was a dead horse, whose aroma repulsed him but heartened him with "the assurance it gave me of the strong appetite and inviolable health of Nature".
(16) But in terms of the school system it has to start in primary school – the respect for girls, the recognition of gender equality as an inviolable norm, needs to be so deeply ingrained into children that by the time they grow up and become adolescents it's really part of them.
(17) The concept of the inviolability of the human person constitutes the basic tenet of biomedical ethics.
(18) First as Cassius Clay, then as Ali, this remarkable boxer totally reset the marks, utterly changed all inviolate techniques and tenets.
(19) The ramifications of this latest intrusion by surgeons into a previously inviolate anatomic area have involved neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, anesthesiologists, and dental and psycho-social disciplines.
(20) Although these cytologic criteria remain valid, they are not inviolate and exceptions exist that may result in diagnostic ambiguity.