Sen. Amy Klobuchar's "10 Strikes" legislation, which passed the Senate Judiciary committee last Thursday, is a flawed anti-piracy legislation. This bill would prohibit karaoke, homemade web videos with music, videos of public performances, and videos of parties that include background music.
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Demand Progress Campaign Director, David Segal stated, "Senator Klobuchar's 10 strikes bill has the potential for innumerable unintended consequences that would stifle innovation and personal expression on the internet. The special interests pushing this legislation seem to have little understanding of or concern for how many ordinary Americans use -- and should be free to use -- the Internet"
Unfortunately, if the Senate passes this bill it would make streaming of unlicensed copyrighted content a felony; Internet users who stream content 10 times or more could be incarcerated for up to five years.
On Friday, Demand Progress denounced the 10 Strikes Bill, and urged the U.S. Senate not make a hasty decision. More than 30,000 Demand Progress members have emailed their lawmakers to urge them to oppose the bill.
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