(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.
(v. i.) To mix; to mingle.
(v. i.) To interest or engage one's self; to have to do; -- / a good sense.
(v. i.) To interest or engage one's self unnecessarily or impertinently, to interfere or busy one's self improperly with another's affairs; specifically, to handle or distrub another's property without permission; -- often followed by with or in.
(v. t.) To mix; to mingle.
(1) Conservative commentators responded with fury to what they believed was inappropriate meddling at a crucial moment in the town hall debate.
(2) Real Labour would not just meddle with a cosmetic charge on rich London mansions .
(3) May delivered an unexpected broadside against the EU on Wednesday afternoon, claiming the European commission and unnamed officials had been trying through various means to meddle in the UK election campaign.
(4) China says its territorial claims have a historical basis and objects to what it considers US meddling.
(5) Obama warned Moscow before the election to stop meddling, but reports have since emerged that he decided against retaliating after the CIA warned him Putin was behind it.
(6) These stories play on half-truths, like the presence of far-right nationalists at Maidan, and reasonable doubt, like skepticism of western meddling.
(7) The Guardian view on human rights in China: Liu Xiaobo is dying, free him | Editorial Read more Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer in May, the Nobel peace laureate is at the centre of a geopolitical tug-of-war with western governments urging China to show “humanity” by letting him travel overseas for treatment and Beijing accusing the world of meddling in its “domestic affairs”.
(8) | Luke Harding Read more 18 December Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation , Conway says no one involved with the campaign had any contact with Russians who sought to meddle in the US election.
(9) Brennan's testimony theoretically represents a rare chance to learn more about drone killing, warrantless wiretapping, torture, rendition, foreign meddling and other odd cloak-and-daggery.
(10) SEVERAL PRACTICAL POINTS IN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT ARE DISCUSSED: not to tie staff to the institution, not to meddle with their outside affairs or to become too socially intimate, to be sensitive to unexpressed reactions of the staff, to avoid secrets.
(11) If Phil Jackson’s presence means that meddling, incompetent owner James Dolan will be much less involved in the decision making process, that alone would be a step in the right direction no matter how Jackson fairs in his new role.
(12) The fortress-like villages perched on rocky mountaintops we saw when we visited the north of the country are reminders that Yemen has constantly been invaded, or otherwise meddled with, by outsiders, from the Turks onwards.
(13) The city hall staged a massive protest gathering at the time , led by Ian Paisley and James Molyneaux, which was designed to highlight unionist disgust at the British and Irish governments' meddling in Northern Irish affairs.
(14) Stokes sent a downward header towards the far corner from seven yards but the pesky keeper again meddled, diving full length to push it to safety.
(15) Rejecting his overnight demand that the promised political transition and reforms begin without delay, the Egyptian foreign ministry said bluntly that meddling by "foreign parties" was unacceptable and was "aimed to incite the internal situation".
(16) Swire emphasised that the foreign affairs committee was independent from the government, and that the proposed visit did not therefore amount to the UK government meddling in China’s internal affairs.
(17) Notwithstanding the abundance of evidence that Russia hacked our political institutions during the presidential campaign and dumped documents in an effort to meddle in our political affairs, President-elect Trump’s comments this morning continue to contradict our intelligence professionals and carry water for the Kremlin,” Schiff said on Wednesday.
(18) Welby's intervention suggests he will not be discouraged from speaking out despite criticism of his predecessor, Rowan Williams, who was accused of meddling in politics .
(19) From meddling schools and churches to helpful librarians and permissive parents, the stories of our readers reflect a broad spectrum of experiences.
(20) Hofer himself described Farage’s comments as a “crass misjudgment”, adding that “it doesn’t fill me with joy when someone meddles from outside”.