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The Obama administration’s IP Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, has finally released her list of proposals for changes in intellectual property law.

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It is therefore proposed that streaming – or other new technological methods serving the same purpose – should be reclassified as the “distribution of copyrighted works†and, therefore, a felony.

With this upgrading to felony comes some other perks, notably in surveillance. While the FBI and other agencies are able to tap phones, Internet connections and other methods of communication as they investigate the most serious of crimes, copyright infringement is not currently one of them. If Espinel has her way, that will change.
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They see me streaming,
They hating,
Screening, and
Tryna catch me surfing dirty
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post #2 of 26
Thats the biggest newb fail I've ever seen.
    
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If the White doesn't like they can jump off the Internet.
Google will buy the white house soon anyway.
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government needs to stay away from the internet
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Illegal streaming? What is this, I don't even...

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This makes Youtube sad...
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Anyone down for a Sneakernet party?
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So if I stream Amnesia that makes me a felon?
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I'm gonna move back to Russia at some point. Seriously.
post #10 of 26
Seriously, do they not have other things they could be doing that would be... I don't know, helpful to the citizens? Apparently with everything they've been doing lately, USA is 85% felons waiting to be caught. Lrn2Govern
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