posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 04:48 PM
Well, that's just groovy.
That would be a crime in Australia punishable by up to 5 years in prison or $93,500 smackers.
And while it's not actually something we hear about, it is something that is actually on the books here. One more reason why the absurd copyright
laws are nothing but archaic concepts designed to protect those who would steal someone's work and sell it as their own, and nothing at all to do
with protecting creative freedom or rights of artists.
DO you know that sharing a meme in this country makes you a criminal?
That's right. Condescending Wonka, Li'll Bub and Ryan Gosling's hey girl are all crimes under Australian copyright law.
In fact by sharing a YouTube video you could face five years in jail and a fine of $93,500.
According to section 132A part 2 of the Copyright Act, "distributing an infringing article that prejudicially affects the copyright owner" is
against the law.
So that pretty much makes everything you do on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and YouTube completely illegal.
Even sharing a photo of yourself from the social pages of the newspaper is illegal.
What a joke, lol... I almost put this in rant, but I'm beyond that.