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Friday, August 9, 2013
SOPA Proposal to Declare Unauthorized Streaming a Felony is Back
Some bad news for Second Life radio. About two years since originally being shot down with SOPA, a proposal to make a felony the streaming of copyrighted works without the expressed permission of those holding the copyright is back. According to the Huffington Post, last week the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force revived the proposal (pdf link). "Such a provision" the Post stated, "if interpreted broadly could apply to people who upload covers of themselves performing songs to YouTube without permission."
The proposal was originally part of the proposed SOPA legislation two years ago, but the bill was soon shelved after much public protest.
Source: Huffington Post