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The Korean Peninsula has been a tension hotspot for decades, with Kim Jong-un’s regime being the most dangerous and unpredictable force in the region. But ever since North Korea started developing its nuclear programme during the Cold War, its unpredictability has only risen, with a peak in 2017. The aim of this article is to provide a concise but comprehensive summary of the development of North Korea’s nuclear programme and a status-quo analysis of the 2017-2018 missile crisis from different viewpoints.

What we are witnessing today is digitalization replacing large archives of law cases and libraries; start-ups becoming new law offices; software making internet new place for dispute resolution; smart contracts guaranteeing deal enforcement and Artificial Intelligence seems to be what we needed for data analysis.  

First steps toward these changes have been made through digital and online databases. It made research much easier for everyone in legal practice. Lawyers can access databases to find regulations, precedents or verdicts based on keywords related to a case they are building. 

Whilst the majority of people know the date when they were born, neither of them can point out exactly the time when they will pass away, even if there is a certainty that it will happen. It is for the coroners to shed light upon this matter when death occurs (Article 2 of Law no. 104/2003, Article 185, Paragraph 8 of Law no. 135/2010), and that is by excluding the possible signs of life and recognizing the first stages of death through examination of the corpse. Although the curiosity of the deceased will not be satisfied, the results remain of great interest in several fields, such as criminal and civil law.

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This quotation from Robert Blondin fits perfectly in the wake of the case law of the French Court of Cassation which still refuses to grant any protection to the fragrance of a perfume. The secrets of the perfume and its olfactory composition could thus be discovered with the help of noses, analyzed and reproduced by competitors without any risk for them to be prosecuted for counterfeiting. Despite the opposition that has marked some substantive jurisdictions against the lack of protection of perfumes by copyright, the Court of Cassation has continued to maintain its position by judging that "the fragrance of a perfume, which proceeds from the mere implementation of a know-how, does not constitute the creation of a form of expression that can benefit from the protection of works of the mind by copyright".

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