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Submission + - The Register: US recommends making streaming copyrighted content a FELONY' (

kosty writes: From the article: 'A report by the US Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force recommends that the government make the streaming of copyrighted material a felony. Currently, streaming content is a simple misdemeanor that breaches rules on violation of the public-performance right, but the report recommends upping the penalty to felony status for those who push out audio and video material for which they haven't paid royalties. "The Task Force repeats the Administration's prior call for Congress to enact legislation adopting the same range of penalties for criminal streaming of copyrighted works."'

Comment Re:how is this not an act of war? (Score 3, Funny) 256

Proof? Who gives two $hits? I'm f$cking relieved that they haven't tried to pin it on Syria, Iran, Chechnya(?), The Tea Party, Occupy*, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mexican Drug Lords, Canadian pharmacies, poor people, rich people, unions, PETA, gun owners, gun makers, Muslims, drug addicts, Social Security, or Medicaid & Medicare, or smokers.

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