posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 08:55 PM
Gee what a surprise when Obama is a puppet of those scumbags at the RIAA.
Obama Taps 5th RIAA Lawyer to Justice Dept.
Obama, like his handlers, hate freedom on the internet, it's a threat to their objectives of total control of information.
White House Wants New Copyright Law Crackdown
The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law, including making "illegal streaming" of audio or video a federal
felony and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers.
In a 20-page white paper (PDF), the Obama administration called on the U.S. Congress to fix "deficiencies that could hinder enforcement" of
intellectual property laws.
• The White House is concerned that "illegal streaming of content" may not be covered by criminal law, saying "questions have arisen about whether
streaming constitutes the distribution of copyrighted works." To resolve that ambiguity, it wants a new law to "clarify that infringement by
streaming, or by means of other similar new technology, is a felony in appropriate circumstances."
Felony for this is ridiculous.
And more Patriot Act use/wiretapping extension....
• Under federal law, wiretaps may only be conducted in investigations of serious crimes, a list that was expanded by the 2001 Patriot Act to
include offenses such as material support of terrorism and use of weapons of mass destruction. The administration is proposing to add copyright and
trademark infringement, arguing that move "would assist U.S. law enforcement agencies to effectively investigate those offenses."
And the implication of more of those Homeland Security goons in the process :
• Under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it's generally illegal to distribute hardware or software--such as the DVD-decoding
software Handbrake available from a server in France--that can "circumvent" copy protection technology. The administration is proposing that if
Homeland Security seizes circumvention devices, it be permitted to "inform rightholders," "provide samples of such devices," and assist "them in
bringing civil actions."
Yay, Obama going AGAIN against the freedom and liberties of the average Americans, siding with those scumbags at the RIAA, who are themselves working
for the big editor industry, which themselves are screwing the artists, hiding the real talents in their shadow while producing whole sale crap like
Transformers movies and the like... (sorry but I hate that twit Michael Bay)....
Time for Anonymous to start attacking those bastards at the RIAA...
edit on 15-3-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)