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Embedding YouTube Videos May Soon Be a Felony

• Kurt Nimmo
Techdirt reports that Senate bill 978 – a bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes – may be used to prosecute people for embedding YouTube videos. According to Mark Masnick, if a website embeds a YouTube video that is determined to have infringed on copyright and more than 10 people view it on that website, the owner or others associated with the website could face up to five years in prison.

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Comment by TL Winslow
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When you link to another url on your Web page, you are only pointing out that it's there. When somebody clicks it, they are only requesting whoever hosts the page to send it to them. If they do so voluntarily, that makes it their responsibility as to copyright infringement or anything else, and theirs alone. I can point at a crime taking place out in the park, but that isn't a crime in itself.

Yet another reason to despite Obummer and the puppetmasters pulling his strings. Write down all U.S. reps and senators who support such a bill and don't lose the list, they're either mental midgets, nuts, or dangerous :)

Speaking of a Web page with tons of links to YouTube videos, try my hot new Historyscope of Rock & Roll, the entire history of rock & roll laid out like a magic carpet with over 4K YouTube links so you can play as you learn it all for real.

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