Seriously? Are the people in our government insane?
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.
Ok, I must say that I think that throwing people in jail for 5 years for embedding a Youtube video to their website/blog is just stupid. (actually it sounds like 5 years per 10 views per 6 months…) All it does is take the person out of productive society, ruin their lives, and make it difficult to get new jobs.