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NEWS: U.S. Copyright law proposed making illegal streaming of audio/video a federal felony

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thevil, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. thevil

    thevil Junior Member

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    The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law, including making "illegal streaming" of audio or video a federal felony and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers.

    In a 20-page white paper (PDF), the Obama administration called on the U.S. Congress to fix "deficiencies that could hinder enforcement" of intellectual property laws.


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    It's pretty absurd, especially when you think about how this will not only affect streaming sites, but affect sites and publishers/creators of YOUTUBE videos and the likes. Who is to say that the video you took of something doesn't fall under its law?

    It's hypocrisy when lawmakers decide to make law so vague as to restrict the legal conduct of a citizens of the U.S.

    They do this to allow for creative interpretation of its copyright to such a degree that it renders everyone automatically guilty and LEO to choose whomever it wants to arrest or wiretap.


    Land of the free. Yeah.

    Yep, things are sure changing with Obama.
     
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  2. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    Yea, murder rates are increasing daily in all major cities, drug trafficing is completely out of control, people are becoming jobless and homeless at alarming rates, and they're worried about the petty blue collar shit (like its a big deal) THATS THE GOOD OL USA LOL..... Obama, if you're reading this, and you probally are...... Them was jokes! lol :D
     
  3. EmpireQuality

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    in the very near future there will be ZERO "freedoms" at all. you think this is bad? Wait until you see whats coming in the next couple of years for "america"

    there are concentration camps in every single state right now and they are all being worked on and renovated for the future. so, if you think this little youtube web site is regulated now, just wait and see whats going to happen in the next few years. educate yourself and get a life.
     
  4. Chronos

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    Not if my M4 Semi, and Beretta 92 sidearm says otherwise. :)
     
  5. Monrox

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    You just move onto the next level. Until the legilsation reacts to some copyright threat, the next big thing is already going strong.

    Many stopped caring for streamed content long ago as you get all the ads included. Better to wait 15 minutes and get the ripped stuff in same quality. Or if you don't want to wait you find a card sharing server.
     
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    Not if I've already got military experience. I mean, I could put up a good fight. :)
     
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  7. zalpriest

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    The force is strong with this one ^
     
  8. lablinks

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    so basically they are just trying to make wiretapping whoever they want legal
     
  9. richcamp

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    LOL, what is she wearing? is she trying to hit on lil old joe there?

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    Anyway, I think Obama interest on the internet is not good for the US, whats with the net neutrality, careless domain seizure and now this, at least with George he dealt with the real stuff
     
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    zalpriest Regular Member

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    The internet is more real than ever with our non stop obsession over it. The best thing is, it's only going to get bigger and bigger.
     
  11. EmpireQuality

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    exactly
     
  12. EmpireQuality

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    you are correct, it is only going to get bigger and bigger, but while that happens it is also going to get more regulated and more regulated. chinas internet is already completely regulated and restricted from going to certain sites, and egypts internet is completely shut down now from this whole nonsense that just went on over there. dont be surprised if americas internet gets completely shut down in the very near future. you guys better have offline assets as well.
     
  13. brent360

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    On the one hand, I can see why they want to make something that's already illegal... well, more illegal. Anyone here who deals with intellectual property understands the importance of piracy resistance and the kind of impact rampant piracy can have on your bottom line.

    But on the other hand, you really have to draw the line somewhere. It's like those isolated cases you hear about people's browser caching underage pornography and landing them in jail. The point is that lawmakers seem willfully ignorant of how things work. Honestly, intellectual property, by nature, is simply impossible to regulate in the way that they intend. I mean, you're not stealing a physical item--you're just making a copy of some data. What they need to do is come up with a solution which jives with the nature of digital information.

    Maybe these yahoos should take all of that taxpayer money and dedicate it to some kind of cloud computing technology or something--something that will lower costs all around, but will also prevent piracy. Everyone benefits, and it'll stop the politicians from circle-jerking with the anti-piracy firms over putting someone's grandmother in jail for downloading an episode of Reba.

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  14. Wilson006

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    Would this effect me?

    I File a copy right claim like a week a ago. Not going to say i had fair use(Wink)
    It was on a video i put on a video game. Black ops