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Originally posted by Wewillallbefree
This is going to kill Justin.TV
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Watch an episode of GI Joe on your computer and lose your right to vote and bear arms.
That seems perfectly rational.
Hey, isnt that Klobuchar woman the one that people on ATS were parading around as a (D) version of Palin a couple of years ago?
Will Klobuchar run for pres?
Klobuchar for pres
edit on 17-5-2011 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)
The text of S. 978 isn't yet available from the official THOMAS system, but Klobuchar's office sent us a copy of the brief bill. Under current law, "reproducing" and "distributing" copyrighted works are felony charges and cover P2P transfers and Web downloads. But streaming is a "public performance" rather than a "distribution"—and holding a public performance without a proper license is not a felony. S. 978 adds "public performance" to the felony list.
Originally posted by J-in-TX
What concerns me the most is the "public performance" terminology that is used.
Does this mean that ANY public performance of copyrighted material will be a felony?
What about karaoke, cover bands, kids acting, and even whistling?
Where will it stop?