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New Bill makes Streaming a Felony

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes | more than 2 years ago

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halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "Two months ago, the Obama administration asked Congress to make illicit online streaming of copyrighted movies and TV shows a felony. Such a bill has now been introduced by two senators.

So now even streaming a Movie across the internet could be considered more severe than say a DUI. Not to mention what this would do in states with 3 strikes laws for felonies."

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Definitely (1)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 2 years ago | (#36153360)

We definitely need this. "More severe than a DUI." That should be a requirement. "Senators, before we vote on this bill, we will begin a comparison of the severity of the crime with moderate to serious misdemeanors and felonies as well as similar and analogous crimes and rank it among them; then we will compare their consequences and see if they fall close to the proper rank. Jail time will be compared to monetary damages by conversion via the median 40 hour work week as a projection of lost income: if you are rich as hell, you are screwed by jail time; and if you are poor as hell you are screwed by fines and jail time, but more by fines."

More serious than a DUI? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36154754)

Seriously? Driving drunk can and does kill.
Find me one person who killed someone simply by streaming movies.
Sure I don't agree with streaming copyrighted items, as it is illegal and should be punishable if caught, but this is a bit much...

Woe unto the YouTube poster. (1)

MarkvW (1037596) | more than 2 years ago | (#36171672)

This would be hard on the YouTubers who consistently post offending material.

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