Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's that time of year again. Stop S.978 before someone gets hurt by Congress

Could S.978 land artists and Youtubers in jail?

By Elizabeth Flock

A bill that makes unauthorized Web streaming of copyrighted content a felony has sparked fears that artists like Justin Bieber or others who use YouTube could spend up to five years in jail.

Some fear bill S.978 could land Justin Bieber in jail. (Image via ) The Commercial Felony Streaming Act, or S.978, was proposed by three senators in May of this year and may be introduced by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

But could the controversial bill really affect any person who streamed or posted videos of copyrighted content to sites like YouTube?

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