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SPOA V2.0 proposed

#1chareyPosted 8/8/2013 12:27:20 PM|main5|dl13|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D355307

The department's Internet Policy Task Force last week proposed making it a felony to stream copyrighted works. According to Techdirt, such a provision, if interpreted broadly, could apply to people who upload covers of themselves performing songs to YouTube without permission.

Streaming copyrighted works without permission is currently a misdemeanor -- technically punishable by a fine or, rarely, a short stint in jail.

More often, it leads to civil suits. In the latest example, a group of music publishers on Tuesday sued Fullscreen, a multi-channel network on YouTube, for posting unauthorized videos of lesser-known artists covering popular songs.

So if people hated it last time do they think it will get a different reaction this time around?
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#2Nitro378Posted 8/8/2013 12:30:36 PM(edited)
A felony? Daf**, really? How is that possibly justified when something like petty theft or simple assault isn't even a felony? I mean couldn't that mean that it makes more sense to steal a movie from a shop than to pirate it and hurt noone?
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#3765351Posted 8/8/2013 12:31:26 PM
Whoever proposed this hates america
#4SouthernfatmanPosted 8/8/2013 12:32:04 PM
Got to protect the corporate interests.
Because I want to FIT IN!
Are we living in a land where sex and horror are the new gods?
#5Heineken14Posted 8/8/2013 12:32:28 PM
That's just horrible.
Rage is a hell of an anesthetic.