Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2011 4:47 am by HL
Embed YouTube Video, Go to Jail
Under a new law proposed by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.), people who embed a YouTube video that infringes copyright and receive 10 or more viewers could face five years in jail. “This is, of course, ridiculous, and suggests (yet again) politicians who are regulating a technology they simply do not understand,” writes Mike Masnick of TechDirt.