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Senators Want To Put People In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos

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posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 08:52 AM
reply to post by ModernAcademia

The way I see it is that YouTube is a free video website, and if you upload a video there then you have given up the rights to it. YouTube has a pretty thorough process in screening out copyrighted material already, so if it makes it through that process and is viewable on their site then it is fair game.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 09:37 AM
reply to post by ModernAcademia

Bohemian Grove 2011 started. NWO will try to stop these videos See: truthqu...

The Bohemian Club listed the events' dates on their hiring site.
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posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 09:48 AM
reply to post by EspyderMan

I doubt ANY of those artists are starving..

Also youtube is responsible for those who post copyrighted information not the whole of the community. They should go after those who post the this kind of material.

Personally I only post videos I shoot myself

I have seen many videos posted where they take the sound off because it's copyrighted, why not just delete the video?

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 09:48 AM
maybe somebody should send these Senators
a letter and inform them that just because
they were elected doesn't mean they have
the intellect to write laws.

give it a rest will ya.

we are nickeled and dimed to death already.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 10:12 AM

Originally posted by BirdOfillOmen
Sounds like more butthurt coming from the music industry. Thoughts and ideas are not "property". #.

Than every patent and invention in the history of man kind can not be considered creativity, but rather plagerism?

just playing the devils advocate because there has to be a system of check and balance.

Human nature tends to be rather greedy and I think we can both agree the governmant doesnt know what they are doing.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 10:20 AM
reply to post by HunkaHunka

OH MY GOD you toe your party line religiously do you not? Your liberal agenda is retarded. When are you people going to realize that this Left/Right in-fighting has to stop. Our elected representatives are making themselves our enemies, yet dividing and conquering us with this stupid paradigm. Just for your information those 3 that proposed this bill are not Tea Party members. Two thirds are your beloved Demotards.

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.... edit on 1-6-2011 by HunkaHunka because: (no reason given)

Okay, this is just getting ridiculous. A few weeks back, we noted that Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Cornyn and Christopher Coons had proposed a new bill that was designed to make "streaming" infringing material a felony. At the time, the actual text of the bill wasn't available, but we assumed, naturally, that it would just extend "public performance" rights to section 506a of the Copyright Act.

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posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 10:39 AM
There is no evidence that anyone is going to jail for embedding a youtube video.
To clarify, No documents have even been released by the courts at this time.

Very few sites/news are covering this story. It seems it originated at ""
I haven't found any true sources of where this story even originated from, besides that site, it's just being reposted and people are running with this idea, with out any factual evidence.
No court papers have been released about the "individual(s)" who are going to jail for "embedding" videos.
They may be going to jail for Number of reasons, none of those to which we know at this time.
He didn't just embed videos or share links to go to prison. Nobody knows what he did.
If there is some sort of bill regarding online videos, no one knows anything about, secondly youtube is a video sharing specific site, so how would people go to jail for sharing videos?
Hopefully this rumors been debunked before it spreads anymore and the facts of it are out there.

Regarding the bill, putting more people in jail, in an already over crowded prison system for "copyright infringement", is crazy. Hopefully no bills will be passed that will put people in prison.
I'd like to know more about it, like who's really proposing this bill, the Record Industry? It's understandable people shouldn't "steal", but such a broad law, will make anyone susceptible to being arrested.
Record labels sell a 20 cent cd with some songs for 20-30 dollars. Is that considered stealing?
The thing about it is, this is really going to effect the little guys. Everyday youtube users, or little old ladies, surfing/sharing there grandchildrens videos, while large cooperations, and crooked government agencies continue to pillage America, and the rest of the world, and get away with it.
Interested to know how this will turn out.Hopefully they wont seriously put people in jail for 5-10 years, and ruin somebodys life for dling music or videos.

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posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 11:21 AM
Doesn't the US government have more pressing issues to deal with like hyperinflation, debt ceiling, devaluation of the dollar, other countries dropping the greenback, war in iraq, war in afghanistan, war in pakistan, war in libya, domestic terrorism, financial fraud......

That list would go on forever. Doesn't it smack you in the face that any government body is wasting time on trivial matters like this?

It's up to the content owner to request content removal. Once they do, and in most cases they don't have to prove they are the owner, or it is in any way infringement, the video is removed by youtube staff. With most uploads they run software when converting your video for upload, that scans the audio track looking for copyrighted material, to which it then disables the audio, or places ads(never seen this).

So is this an attempt to shift liability away from Youtube to do their duty under the DMCA, and placing that onto users who might link or embed that video? Seeing as youtube is supposed to remove that stuff themselves, are we now to assume every video is illegal until otherwise notified? That would be the only way to protect yourself from this.

What this really is, as someone pointed out, a control mechanism to help regulate and control the internet. the other side to that is, they know this is retarded and would probably be thinking more towards the settlement agreement they will force from youtube and ISPs, a tariff they will have to pay.

While we still go to jail.

How backwards is this? I shoot you in the face, but don't kill you, and I could be out in 7 years. I go into a movie theater with a cell phone, record a movie, and upload it onto the internet? 10 years.

Why are border agents being trained in detecting "counterfit" optical discs (read blanks you burned yourself)? Why are they inspecting ipods, laptops, and cell phones under "anti-terrorism" legislation?

I already know.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 11:24 AM
reply to post by bsbray11
same things was said on the war on drugs and look at where that is, no the best thing to do is write them tell them how foolish this is for them to even think of it you tube is free domain

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 12:45 PM

I am surprised that noone has embedded in this thread yet... this is what I think about the proposed a satirical format...

This won't pass; I am worried not.
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posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by ModernAcademia

LOL GO AHEAD.. I'm CANADIAN! haha I am protected... NAH NAH A BOO BOO!

Here is a song that you all might enjoy.


posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 01:22 PM
reply to post by darrylss

I hope you enjoy your little bubble
It won't last long, do remember the elite want canada too or are you special?

Anyway, as stated if this is a problem why even allowed them to post music etc on the site? Idiots, I sometimes think we let a bunch of monkies into goverment or monkies would probably do a better job.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 01:28 PM
reply to post by ugie1028

It's hard for the Government to go after YouTube and Google when they probably have a large say in what they do already

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 01:35 PM

Originally posted by darrylss
reply to post by ModernAcademia

LOL GO AHEAD.. I'm CANADIAN! haha I am protected... NAH NAH A BOO BOO!

Here is a song that you all might enjoy.


Until someone comes on your property to rob you, well since your not allowed to own a gun and shoot them
they steal all your stuff and rape your wife...

Keep your copyright laws..
I'll polish my guns..

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 02:08 PM
reply to post by Doom and Gloom

I'm not towing any party line... I don't have a party...

I'm just pointing out the fact that the Tea Party was another waste of time....

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 03:00 PM
The only thing here worth discussion is the part were they want to make it a felony and a 5 year prison term. Other than that it is already against the law to upload and share copyrighted material. This will not really effect most of youtube stuff as people freely upload their own content with the intent of it being shared. If someone uploads a copyrighted movie and shares it then they are doing so at their own risk as usual.

So not sure why this is a big deal as the only thing that changes is the level of the crime.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 03:04 PM
Is this the same bill that was posted in a thread on here a week ago or so? 5 year sentence is the same.

Youtube continually takes down copyrighted material all the time. Why is this necessary at all? How is this serving the best interests of the people? These senators don't have anything better to do?

And just so everyone knows, the senators behind this ridiculous bill are from both parties. More proof that the two-party system is a hoax and needs to be abolished ASAP. Vote these people out. Vote these parties out.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 03:25 PM
Lets look at it this way. Think of YouTube as a coffee shop and in there is a radio left behind by someone blaring out some music. If I happen to listen to it, do i deserve to be called a criminal?. youtube is the coffee shop. The video posted is the song playing in the coffee shop. There for everyone to hear and see, the guy who left the radio there isnt making any money by people listening in, but at the same time there will be people in the coffee shop who would have actually bought the song but now they dont because they can get it for free. More complicated than it seems.

Just a random thought and one of my first posts so please feel free to correct me or my way of thinking.

Rikin. India.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 04:51 PM
These guys are hitting the hash pipe pretty hard if you ask me. YouTube has measures in place already. If the uploader doesn't want the video to be embeddable he/she can set it as so. Otherwise it's kind of the POINT of YouTube which is to host and share videos. If YouTube were against embedding they wouldn't have the option right there on every video to click and provide the embed code, to click and share on various sites. Seems to me the RIAA is lobbying for this, it's got their smelly fingerprints all over it. The RIAA needs to work with YouTube to get unofficial music videos pulled and I believe they already are. But outside of that they can just bugger off.

posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 05:00 PM
reply to post by ModernAcademia

Trash talk.

That's all. Slow news days.

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