December 1st, World AIDS Day

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So Yesterday (December 1st) was World AIDS Day and i was reading ish’s blog and also had a look around google and found this table on the themes they are basing each year on

World AIDS Day Themes 1988 – 2010

1988 Communication
1989 Youth
1990 Women and AIDS
1991 Sharing the Challenge
1992 Community Commitment
1993 Act
1994 AIDS and the Family
1995 Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1996 One World. One Hope
1997 Children Living in a World with AIDS
1998 Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
1999 Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
2000 AIDS: Men Make a Difference
2001 I care. Do you?
2002 Stigma and Discrimination
2003 Stigma and Discrimination
2004 Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2005 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
2006 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
2007 AIDS. Bad for you.
2008 Africa Awareness
2009 Protect the innocent
2010 HIV/AIDS is bad for you

AIDS have killed more than 25 million people and an estimated 38.6 million poeple living with it. The AIDS epidemic claimed between 2.8 and 3.6 million lives in 2005, over half a million were children.

The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, it has been taken up by governments, international organizations and charities around the world.

For more information visit wikipedia

YouTube Users Breaking The Law?

I was reading the news section on my Sony Ericsson hand set this afternoon while coming home from a job interview and stumbled into a heading ‘YouTube Users May Be Breaking The Law.’

According to the news report a 12 year old girl had uploaded a video of herself lip-syncing along to a well known pop song onto YouTube. She was later served with a copyright infringement notice saying that she has breached copyright laws.

While there have been no prosecutions in Australia, major music companies, mainly in the United States have been demanding that such videos be removed from YouTube

The argument put forward was the the 12 year old girl was not competing with the original market.

Mr O’Brien Said “It doesnt have to be a radical change to the amendments, but something  that allows someone to remix a small amount of someone elses work and put it in a different context as long as its not for commercial purposes and doesnt compete with the original” Source: ABC News, Friday 27th October 2006

The Federal Government last week introduced its ‘new’ changes to copyright laws into Parliament.

Check Out the full article here and give us your thoughts on the issue.