Similar to Frisby, this is a regulation of a virtual traditional public forum for a substantial government interest that is sufficiently narrowly tailored to meet that end. Just like the valid ordinance that limited where protestors can picket, Section 202.5 limits where the individual can go, and does not target based on what the message conveyed is. Essentially the statute is content neutral because it regulates one’s ability to access the website in the first place not what is being expressed. Section 202.5 is a specifically a content neutral time, place, manner regulation of protected speech because it bans registered sex offenders from accessing Facebook, which inadvertently limits their expression of speech on the social networking
With the skyrocketing costs of the advanced medical technology and specialty pharmaceuticals, decreasing insurance reimbursement and high levels of uninsured patients, healthcare providers are required to be more cost effective in delivering their services. Some health care facilities operate under very tight budget. In 1992, Congress established 340B drug pricing program in order to provide discounted drugs for covered entities, such as “high-Medicaid public and private nonprofit hospitals, community health centers, and other safety net providers”1, to help those facilities to deliver pharmacy services to those underinsured or uninsured outpatient populations. This program is based on the agreement between the Secretary of
The movie is very much impactful as it exposes the reality of the Western Pharmaceutical companies of how they use the patent law to keep the profit exceptionally high at the expense of people’s lives. This documentary gives a clear differentiation of the haves and the have-nots. This helps us relate to the economic differences of the society and the simultaneous consequences that the people of these two stratas have to face because of the power government provides through patent laws and the unintervention of the government to revise these laws for the betterment of the society. The movie also depicts the power of media in influencing the government to persuade the president in revising the patent laws and make an
Have you heard the term copyright? I think yes, but you may be wonder what it means or what it does. Copyright is a form to protect your work against plagiarism or any kind of misuse. But should copyright penalties be tougher? My answer is no.
Then you will need the people who will be responsible for retrieving/making the resources needed to produce the drugs. Finally, you will have the brick and mortar stores as well as online stores that will be selling thus stimulating the real estate market. If we are to look at drugs from a sociological perspective we can see that legalization is a beneficial alternative to The War on Drugs. First, criminalizing drugs when it should be treated as a health issue creates more problems than it solves. By giving someone a permanent record for possession of a drug their life is being ruined more so because of the government consequence versus the actual health consequences of the drug.
Kendra and Elizabeth, You both make great points on the reasons why health care reform is so difficult within the United States. The focus of health care reform is place on developing universal coverage and a wider array of services. But the question remains on how this is accomplished while avoiding high taxes and skyrocketing deficits. The key issue is mainly centered on finances. For example, how much can the government spend on Medicaid and other health subsides to help the elderly or disadvantage people before taxes and deficits damage the economy?
Along with freedom of speech comes increased criticism and false truths. Issues are raised about relevance of opinion if its insulting the subjects. Opposing claims are done about the significance of freedom of speech and the value of truth-telling. According to Hadley (1989), journalists must preserve the liberties associated with freedom of the press, considering all viewpoints even those critical of one’s own (p. 249-264). He also states that even though journalists can express their viewpoints freely, they should prevent offensiveness and rudeness and they should never make any decision that would affect their truthfulness.
“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”- Carl Sagan (“Quotes”). As one of the many Americans who wish to legalize marijuana, and it being such a controversial debate, there has to be some reasoning behind the beliefs of medicinal marijuana. Because without proof, there isn’t much to believe in? While some may disagree with this, which they are entitled to, here are some of the reasons why legalizing marijuana would be beneficial to society and how it can boost the economy. The current drug laws that are established are doing more harm than good.
To that end, it has contracted and scanned much of the books from several universities and libraries and has been made available on their search engine. Because of copyright, the search project will remain far less than universal, fully accessible and searchable digital library of the world’s printed books. For the books that were published after 1922 and are subject to copyright, users will only be able to see a three-sentence snippet comprising of the search term and the sentence before and after that sentence. Even with those significant constraints for displaying unlicensed post-1922 books, Google’s book search engine is a highly useful research tool . The first real test of the use of technology and copyright was Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc. which initiated a doctrine of ‘substantial noninfringing use’, which favoured the use of technology.
Kingston states in his book, “An important reason why intellectual property is far less effective for generating innovation than it could be is the excessively high cost of resolving disputes. This largely reflects the use of ordinary court arrangements to determine what are essentially technical issues.” Kingston also notes that in addition to the measurable costs of litigation, there also may be substantial unmeasured costs that take the form of “distraction, diversion of energy and misdirection of creativity that litigation imposes on innovatory firms.” Kingston proposed mandatory arbitration of patent disputes along with legal aid to the party that does not appeal the ruling to the courts. Kilb (1993) also recommended arbitration as a “…quick, efficient form of patent dispute resolution”...adding that “[A]n arbitration hearing before experts in the field allows the parties to avoid lengthy litigation that could leave the disputed patent out-dated before it reaches its