Morning Media Summary


Russian President Proposes Creative Commons-Style Rules Baked Directly Into Copyright:
“Well, this is getting interesting. Last week, we noted that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, alone among the other G8 leaders, questioned today’s copyright laws, suggesting that they did not fit with the times, and pointed out that these century-old laws don’t seem to fit with today’s internet. Glyn Moody now points us to the news that Medvedev appears to be going even further than just condemning today’s copyright laws. He’s now looking to adjust Russia’s copyright laws in the other direction:”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

Abu Dhabi Summit to Catalyse Global Support for Enhanced Environmental Decision Making in Emerging Economies:

“Abu Dhabi will host the first Eye on Earth Summit on December 12-15 2011, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The summit will focus on the issue of greater access to environmental and societal data.”

Insurance / Gambling:

Don’t bet on laws making sense:
“On the other hand, Virginia spends big money on advertising to entice people to wager on the games it runs, the Mega Millions and Pick 3 of the state lottery.”

Health / Safety:

Obamacare waivers weren’t in original law, appearance of political favors persists:
“The Daily Caller has learned the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) never had the authority to issue waivers from Obamacare’s annual limit requirements. ”

WHO: Time running out to solve E. coli outbreak:
“An expert at the World Health Organization says time is running out for German investigators to find the source of the world’s deadliest E. coli outbreak.”


Chronic unemployment worse than Great Depression:

“There is an unfortunate adage for the unemployed: The longer folks are out of a job, the longer it takes them to find a new one.”


Anthony Weiner Ethics Investigation Called for by Nancy Pelosi:
“House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics investigation following Anthony Weiner’s admission Monday that he tweeted a photo of his bulging underpants to a woman and engaged in “inappropriate” exchanges with six women before and after getting married.”


Kaleida workers rally for contract:
“Thousands of Kaleida Healthcare workers made their presence felt Monday outside Buffalo General Hospital.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

Case of high-speed rail grows only stronger:
“The last time many Californians thought about high-speed rail was in the voting booth. On that day, Nov. 4, 2008, more than 6 million of us voted to tell the state to get going, to build high-speed rail in California. ”