I'll admit I don't know anything about Righthaven, had to look them up, but I'm wondering why they would ask for (or have any hope of getting) control of the web site? The statutory damages and removal of infringing content I can understand, but why would they possibly get control over something due to copyright infringement, especially for content they don't own? Are they filing at the request of the News Media Group?
"The viewer renders PDF documents as HTML-based pages"
I hope it does a better job than the PDF viewer built into Google search...
Was the purpose of posting this story solely to give
FWIW, most vegans and/or animal activists I know hate PETA, myself included. They bring a bad name to a good cause.
Our soon-to-be-4yo has gcompris, firefox, abiword and an icon to get to the the network drive where all his media is stored. In FF, we've set it up with bookmarks toolbar that shows his favorite web sites - pbskids.org, starfall.com, cbeebies.co.uk, etc. It seems to work well for him. Gcompris really ramped up his mousing skills quickly, and now he's learned how the arrow keys work so can play pretty much any of the games on those sites without help. In addition to games you can also watch videos, print things out, etc.- enough to keep a kid busy for hours if they're interested. He also loves to type in abiword, then delete it all and start again.
I'm guessing this point in particular
- "Share revenue from relevant InVideo ads overlaid on your videos and banner ads running next to your videos to earn money"
A lot of the copies on torrent sites ARE filmed in theaters (especially just after release) however definitely not by anyone using a laptop!
For the regular FluMist:
"FluMist® recipients should avoid close contact with immunocompromised individuals for at least 21 days."
For the new H1N1 mist, here is the insert:
The odds of transmitting the virus after receiving the nasal spray are about 2.5 percent.
I totally agree that if you're planning to get vaccinated that waiting a week or two for the shot is a better option. From what I've read most hospitals are having their staff vaccinated against the seasonal flu now, and they have a few more weeks to get the H1N1 vax, so most if not all should be able to wait and avoid the mist.
It is our responsibility as parents to look after our children, not the medical establishment or the state. The responsibility of officials, doctors, etc. is to look after public health as a whole. They realize that there will be collateral damage and that some number of adverse events is guaranteed to happen as the number of people inoculated grows, but they believe it's worth it for the public good. It may be a selfish perspective, but in this case I am solely looking at what's best for my child.
It's up to the parent to weigh the risk vs. benefit and make a decision for the child until they are old enough to do that for themselves, same way as you make that call for yourself. In this case, I have looked at the risk of getting the nasal spray/shot for my son and in his age group 4.2% were hospitalized from the vaccine. Also in his age group, 4.5% have been hospitalized from the flu, with the majority of those being children with underlying conditions. Looking at those statistics, along with other collective information about what's in the shots, adverse effects reported, etc. as well as current information on how prevalent flu is in our area, reports on cause of death, etc. I have decided that at this point the risk does not outweigh the benefit he would receive. (This is all based on information from the CDC and the manufacturers of the vaccines, not from any site like whale.to.) Now, this decision is not set in stone and could change at any time, as the situation evolves every day! I am not patently anti-vaccine; a different decision is made for each one available.
As to bias, the medical professionals have an obvious bias too and many of them are similarly ignorant on the subject matter. They may know that statistically vaccines are a net positive, but know little of this particular shot. Because they are busy with the day to day work, they don't have time to read up on the latest information available (or even read the package insert) and are pressured by outside influence such as their employers, the government, media, etc.
IMO health care professionals as a group often think that they know what's best and don't remember that they are in a service position. Some people see them as God, but they are really just trained professionals like those in other areas of the economy. Just as you would with other advice you are given, you get to determine whether you want to follow it.
Now granted, this may not be why most people are avoiding the shots for their kids...
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. -- P. Erdos