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Google Viacom Copyright Lawsuit Could Affect Facebook MySpace and YouTube

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Accusations are being slung-around both ways in the Viacom / Google court battle that could affect how everyone in the world uses the Internet. YouTube, MySpace, Facebook along with every blog and forum could be affected negatively if the court decision favors Viacom. The Internet could basically be locked-down and the Digital Millennium Act could be neutered.

The Safe Harbor clause in the Digital Millennium Act limits the liability of website owners and providers. “Congress enacted the DMCA to benefit the public by permitting open platforms like YouTube to flourish on the Web,” YouTube said in a statement.

Toyota Broke The Law Former Attorney For The Company Says

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(Best Syndication News) Toyota was in the habit of not turning over damaging information during court trials, according to an attorney who worked for the company (see videos below).

Attorney Dimitrios Biller said that Toyota regularly did not produce “memos, minutes, reports, and e-mails” that could hurt their case. The cases involved unintended acceleration and roll-over crashes. Information that could help the plaintiffs were in what Toyota calls their “Books of Knowledge”. These books were not brought forth at trial. Information in these books includes memos and e-mails.

Toyota Prius Races Out of Control In San Diego California - Car Involved In Toyota Recall

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(Best Syndication News) Just miles from the location of the crash last August that spurred a nationwide recall of Toyotas, another customer experienced uncontrolled acceleration today. This time the car was a 2008 Prius, and according to the 61-year old driver, James Sikes, the pedal got stuck.

“I pushed the gas pedal to pass a car and it did something kind of funny,” Sikes told reporters at a news conference. “It jumped and it just stuck there.”

A police officer drove up alongside Sikes and recommended he apply the emergency brake with the pedal brake at the same time.

Group Claims Fish Oil Supplements Contain Dangerous PCB Levels - GNC CVS and RiteAid Sued

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(Best Syndication News) The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation and two individuals are suing makers of fish oil supplements in a San Francisco Superior Court. The group claims they have found PCB compounds and that the manufactures and sellers of the products failed to alert consumers under the California right-to-know law.

Both CVS Caremark Corp and RiteAid pharmacies are named in the case (CGC-10-497334) along with the world’s largest fish-oil maker, Omega Protein. The General Nutrition Centers (GNC), which was also named in the lawsuit, has 6,000 stores in the US (including 1,100 locations within Rite Aid stores).

Texting while Driving – NHTSA bill aims to ban Text Messaging on the Road in all 50 states

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[Best Syndication News] While teens already have high enough car insurance premiums, one thing they can do is to not get in an accident and see the rates increase after this occurs. One bad habit that many teens, and adults have acquired is the habit of texting while driving. This combination of activities has been involved in many dangerous and life-threatening accidents.

A new bill is being introduced that was prepared by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that will help make it easier to law enforcement officers to stop a vehicle and issue a citation for a driver that is caught texting while driving.

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