The new speed limit signs are going up Monday on the I-440 Parkway in Nashville, lowering the speed limit by ten miles per hour. State Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely says the change came at the request of local officials. The eight-mile-long parkway connects Interstate 40 with Interstates 65 and 24. Those routes are all limited to 55 miles per hour at the interchanges with 440. The new limit on I-440 is 55 miles per hour, effective immediately.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that developers of software violate federal copyright law when they provide computer users with the means to share music and movie files downloaded from the Internet, at least when the software companies take "affirmative steps to foster infringement."
In a decision announced by Justice David H. Souter, the Court said: "We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties" -- that is, computer users using free downloading software.
A sweeping victory for music recording companies and movie studios, the ruling set the stage for a major legal assault on rampant file-sharing of copyrighted works by attacking the software designers -- a much more promising legal avenue than suing infringing users directly.
CHENEY: I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.
[T]he vast majority of qustions from reporters at the National Press Club focused not on Bredesen's speech, but rather on his draconian cuts to the state's expanded Medicaid program, TennCare. Our sources indicate that one reporter "was incensed with and aggressively and challenged [Bredesen's] comparison of grocery store food choices with health care 'choices.'"
Hobbs on the right: “Private property rights in American are dead, killed by the five most liberal justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.”
egalia at TGW on the left: “The senile neo liberals on the Supreme Court have ruled in favor of corporate take-over of your home.”
Blake Wylie in Catoland: “One of the basic foundations of liberty has been lost with one fellowed 5-4 swoop of the Supreme Court.”
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