Wednesday, October 19, 2011

S.978 Could Put Bieber in Jail

S.978 Could Put Bieber in Jail: Open Congress

If there’s one bill in Congress that pits people of all political stripes against big corporations and the politicians they fund, S.978 is it. The bill would make web streaming of copyrighted content a felony with a prison sentence of up to 5 years. That means you could go to jail for posting a video to YouTube with the wrong background music, all in the name of protecting big media companies that don’t want to update their old business models for the age of peer-to-peer sharing. ...

The link to the bill:

S.978 - A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.

Comment: This bill should be opposed because it represents the continued collusion between a business sector and government using legislation to prevent competition.

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