Friday, June 3, 2011

Felony Prosecution for Embedding YouTube Videos Coming?

A dying, desperate oligarchy throws everything into the intellectual "property" laws in a last ditch effort to stall the revolution that threatens to overthrow it. The moves are both to support the corporate crony welfare-state capitalist pigs and their profits at the expense of people and human rights, and to go after the source of dissemination of dissent, the Internet and alternative media.

So yeah. If you embed a YouTube video that turns out to be infringing, and more than 10 people view it because of your link... you could be facing five years in jail. This is, of course, ridiculous, and suggests (yet again) politicians who are regulating a technology they simply do not understand. Should it really be a criminal act to embed a YouTube video, even if you don't know it was infringing...? This could create a massive chilling effect to the very useful service YouTube provides in letting people embed videos.-Senators Want To Put People In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos

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