Government Wants Unauthorized Streaming to be a Felony
While SOPA may be dead, the Obama administration is very interested in reanimating one part of the ill-fated proposal: making pirated streaming a felony (it's currently just a violation of the public performance right, punishable as a misdemeanor). As the freshly-sold Washington Post
points out, many worry this shift could potentially threaten a lot of great creative expression, like new and intresting covers of songs posted to YouTube (Mike Masnick has a good read over at Techdirt
on this). The problem is the tendency for such overly-broad legislation giving the entertainment industry (not exactly known for subtlety or sound judgement) way too much leeway in determining what constitutes infringing works.
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|reply to dvd536 |
Re: the first comment on the wapo article
Anyone that streams Honey Boo Boo should be locked up with murderers.
|reply to IowaCowboy |
Re: Piracy is stealing, plain and simple
How is that war on drugs working out?