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URGENT: Congress Wants To Make Streaming A Felony


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America's testicles seem to be in a vice that belongs to Big Businesses


Here they go again: Big business's lobbyists are launching another attack on Internet freedom. Senators are considering a "Ten Strikes" bill to make it a felony to stream copyrighted content -- like music in the background of a Youtube video -- more than ten times.


As the writers at TechDirt point out, under this bill you could go to jail for posting video of your friends singing karaoke:


The entertainment industry is freaking out about sites that embed and stream infringing content, and want law enforcement to put people in jail over it, rather than filing civil lawsuits.... We already pointed to one possibility: that people embedding YouTube videos could face five years in jail. Now, others are pointing out that it could also put kids who lip sync to popular songs, and post the resulting videos on YouTube, in jail as well.


That's right: Ten strikes and you could get jail time.  Less than a month ago, the Hollywood industry magazine, Variety, reported, "Industry lobbyists pressed House members on Wednesday to pass legislation that would make illegal streaming of movies, TV shows and other types of content a felony...."






A felony? Give me a break rolleyes.gif

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George Orwell was right he just missed it by a few years!! Big Brother is watching. Whats next, cameras in everyones bedroom so you don't do something immoral.

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Impossible to enforce and our prisons are overfull as it is. Won't pass at all.


Also, there already are cameras in everyone's bedrooms, I suspect the majority of you have one on your computer or phone.



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Damn Senators, Always thinking of something douchey to do. Bored work day? Lets make the US Lose more money!


Like in Cali, with SB 798 or something, they tried attacking airsoft

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Sigh... It already is a felony to reproduce movies and music. Why don't they enforce the existing rules? Oh yeah. Seems like no one has the man power to pursue such laws and regulations.

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