How Congress Could Ruin YouTube: Felony Streaming Act!
Weekly video blog from Tubefilter’s Marc Hustvedt of online video news worth knowing for the week of October 3, 2011. (New one every Monday!) Read Tubefilter. every. single, day: www.tubefilter.com FEATURED in the vlog this week ———————————– Senate bill S.978, the Commerical Felony Streaming Act would make it a FELONY to stream certain copyrighted content online, even as few as 10 times in 180 days. S.978, sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D, MN], would “amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.” Specifically, it would raise illegal streaming from a misdemeanor to a felony by changing its legal status as a “public performance” to the same level as a “reproduction” or “distribution.” That would seem to mean that someone who unknowingly embeds a YouTube video on their site that contains material that is determined to be protected by a copyright could potentially face the same penalty as someone who runs a large-scale DVD bootlegging operation. www.opencongress.org Top recipients of lobbyist cash in support of S.978: www.opencongress.org TAKE ACTION – Head to DemandProgress.org to sign a petition. And contact your members of Congress to let them know what you think. act.demandprogress.org ———————————– BadLipReading: www.youtube.com “Trick The Bridesmaid” — a Bad Lip Reading of Barack Obama: www.youtube.com “Rick Perry” — A BLR Soundbite: www.youtube.com …
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