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There is a bill in the U.S. Senate, SB 978, designed to, alledgedly, increase the protection for copyright. However, what it does in effect is criminalize a lot of behaviour. If this bill is passed in its current form, if you imbed a video on a site such as youtube, and 10 or more people view it, and the copyright holder complains, you could end up in prison for up to 5 years on federal charges. Sounds a bit draconian to me.
This bill effectively makes criminals out of people who today aren't. Your son or daughter could be denied a chance for a college degree, a good job, etc. because they posted a music video on youtube. Its kind of like the Napster case on steroids. Currently, copyright material that is posted without permission is removed upon complaint/request of the copyright holder. Sometimes the copyright holder sues for damages. It all goes through civil court.
If this bill passes in its current form, the person posting the material now will be subject to criminal proceedings as well as civil. And who will suffer the brunt of this? Mostly kids, young people who share, not for profit, but because they want to share what they enjoy. It is even worse that criminalizing the personal use of marijuana.
Now I am not saying that copyright violaters should not be subject to sanctions, but those sanctions should remain civil, not criminal. This is another case of government getting way to big and becoming more and more willing to become oppressive and totalitarian.
Read the complete article in InfoWars, including the links that it references. And don't let the federal government criminalize another behaviour that isn't, especially when it will have little effect on the biggest offenders of copyright, those that reside in countries such as China that do not recognize, or only provide token recognition, of U.S. copyrights.
Its already illegal to share your Netflix password in Tennessee. Theoretically, it would require a family of 4 to have 4 different accounts if each person wanted to watch movies separately. Of course, the legislature there said that prosecuting a family for violating the law "probably" wouldn't happen".
But some of us here on Active Rain will be criminals, maybe unconvicted, if this passes.
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