Tag: rights

Take That, RIAA :P

THE INTERNET DEBACLE – AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW by Janis Ian When I research an article, I normally send 30 or so emails to friends and acquaintances asking for opinions and anecdotes. I usually receive 10-20 in reply. But not so on this subject! I sent 36 emails requesting opinions and facts on free music downloading …

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We Actually Won a Case?!?

Nurse fired over ‘morning-after’ pill wins case A federal jury ordered a Riverside County public health clinic to pay $47,000 to a nurse who was fired for refusing to dispense ”morning-after” contraceptives. The nurse, Michelle Diaz, said that dispensing the pills would violate her religious beliefs. The jury found that the clinic had violated her …

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Are Sharpies Illegal Now?

“Copy-proof” CDs cracked with 99-cent marker pen Technology buffs have cracked music publishing giant Sony Music’s elaborate disc copy-protection technology with a decidedly low-tech method: scribbling around the rim of a disk with a felt-tip marker. Internet newsgroups have been circulating news of the discovery for the past week, and in typical newsgroup style, users …

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Religion and Politics

The ACLJ can be a bit reactionary at times, but they have this right. Religious Freedom of Speech Petition “Churches and Christian organizations should be free to take strong positions on moral issues, even issues of political consequence, for the sake of our nation’s spiritual health. The Internal Revenue Service should not have effective censorship …

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Beatings For the LORD?

Schools demand ‘biblical right to smack children’ Private Christian schools must be allowed to smack pupils with parents’ consent, the Court of Appeal has heard. Forty schools, spearheaded by the Christian Fellowship School in Liverpool, want a change in the law to allow them to use corporal punishment. Their attempt to challenge legislation banning smacking …

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