File under "You Can't Make This Stuff Up." Somehow, it actually seems like a farcical April Fools…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
April Fools' Day Four Days Late? Google Objects to OpenAI Using YouTube to Train Its Own Generator

File under "You Can't Make This Stuff Up."

Somehow, it actually seems like a farcical April Fools' Day headline, in fact.  Google, with its deep history of scraping and scanning other sources' substantive content for its own uses, now objects to OpenAI using YouTube content to train its text-to-video generator:

The use of YouTube videos to train OpenAI’s text-to-video generator would be an infraction of the platform's terms of service, YouTube Chief Executive Officer Neal Mohan said."

Optimists might hope that Google is finally recognizing and preparing to correct its wayward course, while realists and cynics will roll their eyes at what they'll label naivete.  As the old adage goes, however, "every saint has a past, every sinner has a future," so we'll maintain hope.…[more]

April 05, 2024 • 05:09 PM

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Home Press Room CFIF Announces Support for Proposed Changes to Tennessee’s Certificate of Need (CON) Laws, Applauds CON Reform Working Group
CFIF Announces Support for Proposed Changes to Tennessee’s Certificate of Need (CON) Laws, Applauds CON Reform Working Group Print
Thursday, February 29 2024

NASHVILLE, TN – The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) today applauds Tennessee's Certificate of Need Reform Working Group’s report proposing significant changes to the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws that will help increase access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for residents across the state. 

“Repealing CON requirements for vital healthcare services and facilities like acute care hospitals and freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) is critical to ensuring access to care keeps pace with the state’s growing population,” said CFIF President Jeff Mazzella. “The thoughtful recommendations outlined in the CON Reform Working Group’s plan represent significant progress toward that end. 

“CFIF strongly supports the working group’s recommendations and urges the 113th General Assembly to pass legislation reflecting those recommendations to help ensure Tennesseans across the state have access to the care they depend on,” Mazzella concluded.

Recent public opinion data released by CFIF shows that more than half (56 percent) of Tennessee GOP voters are increasingly worried about access to care in their communities, and nearly three-quarters (74 percent) think there should be less government regulation in healthcare. Additionally, after hearing statements supporting and opposing CON laws, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of voters support CON repeal. 

Additionally, CFIF publicized a coalition letter signed by a diverse group of healthcare providers and practitioners, academics and public interest organizations urging Governor Bill Lee and the 113th General Assembly to fully repeal Tennessee’s CON laws this session. 

Read the coalition letter HERE

Read the full public opinion survey memo HERE.

Read CFIF’s one-page overview of the public opinion survey results HERE.

Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom is a non-profit, constitutional and free-market advocacy organization with more than 300,000 activists and supporters across the nation, including thousands in Tennessee.

###

Related Articles :
Notable Quote   
 
"Battleground state swing voters overwhelmingly believe stopping President Biden's border invasion is more important than bankrolling Ukraine's forever war with Russia, a newly released poll found.Conducted for the Heritage Foundation by RMG Research Inc., the survey of 1,000 likely swing-state voters found strong support for stopping the invasion at the U.S. southern border and little appetite for…[more]
 
 
— Shawn Fleetwood, The Federalist
 
Liberty Poll   

Given dramatically escalating premiums for homeowner and vehicle insurance, do you believe that your state insurance officials are conscientiously regulating those inescapable costs?