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Senators Want To Put People In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos

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posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 10:28 PM

Senators Want To Put People In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos

Supporters of this bill claim that all it's really doing is harmonizing US copyright law's. After all, the rights afforded under copyright law in civil cases cover a list of rights: reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works or perform the work. The rules for criminal infringement only cover reproducing and distributing -- but not performing.

If you embed a YouTube video that turns out to be infringing, and more than 10 people view it because of your link... you could be facing five years
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 10:28 PM
Why are senators doing this?
It's none of their business, it's up to people to talk to Youtube, a free video site, to do something.

Why are senators getting involved?

This is one person's comment on the article on that site that I really liked

You know what makes even more sense? Increasing the world's largest prison population with an influx of the least violent criminals* in the world for up to 5 years at a time.

*That is until they have no choice but to join prison gangs and learn how to stab someone to death with a toothbrush.

Excellent comment and so true!

How does this affect ATS though and it allows embedding with the yvid tag?

Hopefully this won't go too far as it is incredibly stupid.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 10:32 PM
This is what happens when the dogs are left off the leash... they start making ridiculous laws...not to mention that they start biting the hands that feed them.

I think I'm going to start imbedding every single YouTube video I can get my hands on, and when they come to find me, I'll be waiting for them.

Peace be with you.


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posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 10:35 PM
Sounds like more butthurt coming from the music industry. Thoughts and ideas are not "property". #.

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 10:43 PM
In my opinion, any one of these political dogs who is trying to increase the amount of laws to put people in prison, should be kicked out of office and/or laughed off. With so many ridiculous bills coming forth lately, this is yet another smack in the face of your average American just trying to live their lives the way they want to. If they had it their way, everybody who isn't obscenely rich would be locked up, fined, and/or labeled a criminal while the rest of them live luxurious lifestyles immune from the laws that would land anyone else in prison for life. Saying you're going to lock up people for embedding youtube videos is so incredibly stupid I can't even believe these imbeciles could come up with it. But I guess I give them too much credit.

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 10:57 PM
So this what you call democracy? its pretty twisted everyone has a right to download,upload and even embedded videos on any video sites the people want its our right.

America no longer the land of free, i can imagine canada following the same path

These copyright laws are ridiculous and useless.
edit on 1-6-2011 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:00 PM
What the heck is going on?!?!

Infringement? Really?!

There is an option to not be able to embed the what is their problem.

Also if you post on youtube isn't the point to share those videos? if you dont want people viewing or sharing then dont upload to youtube!

All this copyright stuff seems like greed to me.
When someone posts on youtube, it is known that that video is going to be viewed and or shared!

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:00 PM
Without reading the article, I'm going to guess that the person that came up with this bill sides with the republicans?

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:05 PM
Let them put us all in jail for it.

Then we'll see how long this garbage lasts.

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posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:08 PM
They want to effectively kill Youtube because it ads to a threat by freedom of speech. It may cause a revolution!
Best way to do it is to scare and fine people about sharing, as a start anyway because you're already watched by what you post.

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:09 PM
I don't necessarily agree with this, but just to show the other side of the coin. I've got to say the idea behind it, I can't find fault with. Copyright laws are very important to the artists and creators that sometimes work very hard and spend plethoras of money to produce some of the entertainment people are uploading and showing to "audiences" completely free.

So, it's not "butthurt," it's been the law for a very long time and also morally wrong. If you watch an unapproved video on Youtube, part of you knows it shouldn't be there, and if you are familiar with the copyright law description on every movie... ever, then you know it's for private viewing purposes. Not trying to be contrary, I'm just saying that there really is no fault in trying to do something about it... It's completely right and fair.

But to go after regular people isn't the right way to go at all, and it does resemble butthurt. They really need to hold Youtube accountable. That's so obvious. Punishing regular folks will do nothing to stop it. It would in every way be much more effective (time, money, etc-wise) to penalize Youtube.

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:11 PM
no no no HELL NO!


Screw that!

its you youtubes fault for not screening their uploads, not those who embed it.


They should chase youtube or google, not users!

to hell with them!
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posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:25 PM
Whoa.. I thought the tea party won last election cycle... weren't they supposed to be all brand new and high minded?

Yeah... that's what I thought....

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posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:31 PM

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posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:35 PM
whenever i do a video on youtube, i use freeshare music behind my videos, meaning, anyone can use it, for anything, no copyright infringements. The ONLY time i posted popular music was at a FREE CONCERT at Busch Gardens, so the videos i posted would be considered public domain

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:48 PM
reply to post by rogoeiefar

Copyright laws are very important to the artists and creators that sometimes work very hard and spend plethoras of money to produce some of the entertainment people are uploading and showing to "audiences" completely free.

Copyright laws never work for the artists and creators, they all have negative effects on the customers, its best to show the audiences everything free because we the people dont have money nor jobs, how you think we should buy albums each every year? with all that edited publisher junk they did on the product?

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:49 PM
Last I heard you had to file specific paperwork through the proper government agencies to receive copyright protection. How is it considered copyright infringement if in most cases there were never legally obtained copyrights for most of the videos on Youtube? I can understand in some cases of television programming and music videos in which there are definitely copyright issues, but what about all the home grown videos that far outnumber them? Are they going to prosecute people for copyright infringement for sharing video that was posted for the specific purpose of being shared? Not to mention that even some copyright protected material has been specifically posted by the copyright holders for the specific purpose of being shared to boost sales?

I have seen Youtube remove copyrighted material at the request of the copyright holder. All they have to do is bring it to their attention. In my opinion what the Senators are preposing is redundant!

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:51 PM
This is what happens when you have lobbyists and dirty bribe money...The video/movie moguls push for crap like this strictly for their own benefit. I can understand wanting to get paid for your work, which they already do, extremely handsomely I might add, but they need to face the fact that we are entering a new digital age and that technology won. I'm sure it eats them up inside, and keeps them up at night, thinking of the millions they are losing to the internet sharing community, so of course they will do whatever is in their power to create laws to make sharing/viewing illegal.

So they lobby politicians, and by lobby I mean bribe/pay, to introduce crap like this and try to get it passed. Why else would any sane person propose something like this, knowing how it would affect many different systems, which many of you have already mentioned? Politicians themselves do not give a rat's behind about the industries these laws would benefit, so that tells me that there is something in it for them. Typical American politics...ridiculous.

posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:58 PM
Sure they do. They want to put everyone in jail. You're so difficult to control when you're not locked behind bars in a tiny cell supervised by armed guards.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 12:24 AM
I just talked to my roomie about this, and they think that this is just one way to stop the flow of information of the common people on the internet. They said they can no longer embed on facebook for some reason, maybe this is a way to stop things like all the police state videos on youtube from going viral.

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