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Claude Almansi

Senators Want To Put People In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos | Techdirt - 0 views


    by Mike Masnick
    Wed, Jun 1st 2011

    " ...the bill tries to also define what constitutes a potential felony crime in these circumstances:

    the offense consists of 10 or more public performances by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of 1 or more copyrighted works

    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."
    Not "News" per se (June 1st) but source of ongoing other discussions, e.g. in gaming sites
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