Hollywood Woman Charged With Luring Man To His Killing

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which is organizing the hearing and has been operating on fee reserves to stay open, had aimed for an Oct. 30 hearing but moved it to Dec. 12 to avoid complications from the shutdown. Among the most contentious of issues is the safe harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act , which was crafted in 1998, when Google was still in its infancy and social media meant throwing a party to watch the Seinfeld finale. The safe harbor provision allows Internet providers, search engines and other tech firms to escape liability when users post pirated content on their platforms, provided such content is promptly removed when providers get a takedown notice, or if they are otherwise warned by some kind of red flag that indicates infringing activity. This safe harbor provision is, generally speaking, something Internet providers and search engines dont want lawmakers to touch. While providers may complain that they are inundated by takedown requests Google says it receives more than a million each week to put the provision on the table risks ending up with something that saddles Internet sites with additional liability. In fact, when the green paper was unveiled, Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of the Internet Assn., a trade group formed in 2012 that includes Google, Facebook and Amazon among its members, said existing law works very well. In a statement to Variety, he said that the DMCA continues to fulfill its intended purpose of facilitating the growth and development of the Internet and the Web. In contrast, Hollywood and lobbying orgs representing other content creators complain that the safe harbor provision forces them into playing endless whacka-mole; even after enlisting their own monitoring services to find infringing content and send out takedown notices, they say piracy is still growing. While Beckerman warned that the green paper would be used by some interest groups as a call for new laws addressing online infringement, that prospect seems unlikely, not just because of the government shutdown, but because of skittishness among lawmakers to start anything like the unprecedented protest that sidelined the last major piece of antipiracy legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has launched a series of hearings with an eye toward revising copyright laws, but that process could take years, and undoubtedly would be contentious when and if it comes to revisiting the DMCA. The authors of the green paper recognized this, and have proposed that rather than pursue legislation, the tech and content industries should come up with their own set of best practices for identifying takedown notices. Thats easier said than done, of course.

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The interview was edited for length and clarity. Q: When and why did you first become interested in this topic? A: My core research interests in sex and religion, and theology and sexuality, led over time to a correlative interest in women, their gender representation and history. From a personal point of view, I was influenced by the nuns who taught me: the Dominicans in grade school, and the Ursulines in high school. Both orders have a distinguished history as gifted educators. I grew up in the era of Betty Friedans Feminine Mystique. My mother and her friends and neighbors were college-educated but had left the city workforce to raise families in American House Beautiful suburbs. The nuns who taught me were feminist role models, though I did not realize it at the time. They were highly educated evidently smarter than the parish priests. They instilled an ethic of hard and meaningful work, of social conscience, of a responsibility to develop ones talents not only for a life of purpose, but in service to others. I admired their strong faith, dedication and care, sense of fulfillment and energy. A rare few were genuinely holy people, and there is nothing more attractive. Q: Have social media and the digital era made nuns more approachable rather than mysterious? A: Whether they are nuns in active ministries, visible all over the world, such as the Maryknoll Sisters, or nuns who remain in enclosed, contemplative communities like some Benedictines, nuns are more accessible.

A witness in the case told police that he heard four to five gunshots and a slight pause before two more shots rang out that night. He went outside and saw a pony-tailed woman and a man in dark clothing run away from the scene. The witness then saw Rivera injured in the alley and dialed 911. Photos: Faces of meth, before and after Rivera was shot in the temple, arms, spinal column and the chest, according to an arrest warrant. Goff was charged with premeditated murder and was arrested Tuesday. At a first-appearance court hearing Wednesday, she was ordered held without bond in jail. According to documents read in court by Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley, the slaying was orchestrated by Goff. The day after the killing, Goff told a detective that she had spent the day with Rivera at ArtsPark at Young Circle, but lost sight of him at North Dixie Highway and Taft Street, police said. She told the detective that she continued walking home alone at that point, police said. Goff then provided a different account, saying she was with Rivera when he was shot. She said Rivera became angered when he saw Goff greet another man known as “Dread” with a hug, the warrant said. Goff said “Dread” then shot Rivera and she fled the scene and later went to the park to get drunk, because she was upset, authorities said. However, when police reviewed surveillance video of a nearby home, it did not show Goff, “Dread” or Rivera involved in an altercation. Police also used a statement from a confidential informant as evidence to link Goff and Cabrera to the murder. Cabrera is known to frequent hotels in the Hollywood area.