Under this bill you could go to jail for posting video of your friends singing karaoke… websites like Tinychat, Turntable.fm, andTumblr would be shutdown.
THIS WEEK Senators will be voting on a “Ten Strikes” bill to make it a felony to stream copyrighted content — like music in the background of a Youtube video — more than ten times:
The entertainment industry is freaking out about sites that embed and stream infringing content, and want law enforcement to put people in jail over it, rather than filing civil lawsuits…. We already pointed to one possibility: that people embedding YouTube videos could face five years in jail. Now, others are pointing out that it could also put kids who lip sync to popular songs, and post the resulting videos on YouTube, in jail as well.
That’s right: Ten strikes and you could get jail time. Less than two weeks ago, the Hollywood industry magazine, Variety, reported, “Industry lobbyists pressed House members on Wednesday to pass legislation that would make illegal streaming of movies, TV shows and other types of content a felony….”
Only days later, the MPAA is getting its wish. Will you email your lawmakers and tell them to vote against the Ten Strikes Bill? Just add your info [at the right of the site] to automatically send this note to them, under your name and from your address.
PLEASE FOR THE GOOD OF THE INTERNET WOULD YOU FUCKING HIPSTERS TAKE A MINUTE OUT OF YOUR USELESS BLOGGING AND SIGN THIS FUCKING FORM. THIS BILL WOULD BRING DOWN SITES LIKE TUMBLR THAT ALLOW VIDEO AND MUSIC. IT WOULD ALSO BRING DOWN POPULAR SITES LIKE SOUNDCLOUD, TURNTABLEFM, TINY CHAT, AND OTHERS. OBAMA SAID HE WOULD PROTECT THE INTERNET AND HE IS DOING NOTHING. IT’S UP TO US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. KEEP THE INTERNET OPEN.
Obama said he would protect the Internet by not allowing people to vote on any legislation against it? I dunno man, that’s not very democratic.