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Malik Agar
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Member since Nov 2012
1033 posts

Stream Illegally and Become a Felon

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The department's Internet Policy Task Force last week proposed making it a felony to stream copyrighted works. According to Techdirt, such a provision, if interpreted broadly, could apply to people who upload covers of themselves performing songs to YouTube without permission.


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Criminalizing streaming was then made a key component of the much-maligned Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which sought to stem the spread of copyrighted material on the Web. Opponents, with the support of Google, Reddit and other large websites, said the bill threatened free speech online and mounted a protest campaign that culminated with President Barack Obama announcing that he would not support the legislation.


I believe that this goes beyond just copyrighted material. The word "unauthorized" seems to be pretty vague. Who is to say that they won't just declare certain streams such as news from non-mainstream sources unauthorized?

Combine this and feinstein's law [ thread] to discriminate from "bloggers" and "actual reporters" and you could possibly see people serving jail time for reporting news on various streaming sites. As part of copyright law, if they are not considered a news agency, and they don't have the rights to use said copyright material.. it could possibly be a felony.

If this and feinstein's law passes it will be the death of independent internet news sources.


LSUgusto
Member since May 2005
16748 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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apply to people who upload covers of themselves performing songs to YouTube without permission
Please do this, Obama. Such people should never be allowed to vote!


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MississippiLSUfan
LSU Fan
Brookhaven
Member since Oct 2005
10477 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
Anyone who tries to get around the law to steal protected content should serve significant, hard time as a deterrent to other thieving a-holes who might try to steal.

They should get the max sentence and it should be greatly publicized.



LSUgusto
Member since May 2005
16748 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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They should get the max sentence and it should be greatly publicized.


Got an interest in this, do ya?



MississippiLSUfan
LSU Fan
Brookhaven
Member since Oct 2005
10477 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
Nope. I'm an RN.

I hate thieves.

And a-holes.


LSUgusto
Member since May 2005
16748 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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Nope. I'm an RN.

I hate thieves.

And a-holes.
Is that why your frog doesn't smile anymore?


MississippiLSUfan
LSU Fan
Brookhaven
Member since Oct 2005
10477 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
Nah. Warned by the admins. Too much bandwidth.

But I sneak it in every now and then.


LSUgusto
Member since May 2005
16748 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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the admins
Yep. Thieves and a-holes.


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Jim Rockford
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Member since May 2011
42825 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
Piracy is the citizen's patriotic duty.


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McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
13823 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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I hate thieves.


then perhaps you should learn the definition of "thief," so you'll hate the correct people.


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McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
13823 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
do you have permission to display the tiger statue on your sig pic? how about tiger stadium? the eye logo?

THIEF!
This post was edited on 8/18 at 7:22 am


Zephyrius
LSU Fan
Covington, La.
Member since Dec 2004
3337 posts
Online

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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The department's Internet Policy Task Force last week proposed making it a felony to stream copyrighted works. According to Techdirt, such a provision, if interpreted broadly, could apply to people who upload covers of themselves performing songs to YouTube without permission.

Unless its being used for profit or commercial use this should not be an issue. The artist/ creator should be given credit though...


shutterspeed
Southern Miss Fan
MS Gulf Coast
Member since May 2007
37274 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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Unless its being used for profit or commercial use this should not be an issue.


I don't believe that's correct. Reproduction and exhibition, regardless of profit, is still covered under copyright protection, I believe.


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idlewatcher
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
11867 posts
Online

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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Warned by the admins. Too much bandwidth.

But I sneak it in every now and then.


Isn't that stealing as well? Bandwidth thief!


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HempHead
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Mar 2011
20357 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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I hate thieves.

And a-holes.


Then you should be upset that your, uh, voluntarily given taxes are used to protect copyrights.


Roaad
LSU Fan
Lunch Wagon
Member since Aug 2006
54505 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
Patriot Act
NDAA
Obamacare

But yeah, this is the law that's going to be altruistic. People think that stopping software piracy is the government's job?

Why?


HempHead
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Mar 2011
20357 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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Why?


For the most part, I believe it is because our public education and most mainstream sources of journalism encourage government responsibility for societal problems.


Edearl Watson
Florida Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since May 2012
3972 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
If they didn't want people to do the inevitable...Then Al Gore shouldn't have invented the internet.


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heartbreakTiger
Georgia Fan
grinding for my grinders
Member since Jan 2008
124130 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
This isn't getting much play so I could see it passing
This post was edited on 8/18 at 3:48 pm


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Gmorgan4982
Member since May 2005
101746 posts

re: Stream Illegally and Become a Felon
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I hate thieves.

And a-holes.
I'm guessing you vote for politicians who are pro-income tax, right?


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