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    Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Synch Artists Behind Bars - FoxNews.com

    Senate Bill 978, a bipartisan measure introduced last month by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.), is backed by supporters who say it closes glaring loopholes in current copyright infringement law created by the realities of the digital age.

    “As technology rapidly evolves, our laws must be updated to protect creativity and innovation,” said a statement by Cornyn.

    But critics say a section of the bill provides for steep penalties -- up to five years in prison -- for “publicly performing” copyrighted material and embedding the video to sites like YouTube.
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    Re: Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    Charging someone for lip synching? Thats BS.
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    Re: Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Charging someone for lip synching? Thats BS.
    Apparently it's the fact that they're playing copyrighted music in the background without permission.
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    Re: Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    I thought Youtube had settled this with the amateur video folks a year, or so ago.

    What the **** does Congress have to get involved for? Buncha' ****in' clowns.

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    Re: Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I thought Youtube had settled this with the amateur video folks a year, or so ago.

    What the **** does Congress have to get involved for? Buncha' ****in' clowns.
    I'm pretty much with you on this one. Seems to me that this should be a non-issue. If some kid lip-syncs to the Jonas Brothers and it makes some other kid all super geeky over the Jonas Brothers well then, boom...Jonas Brothers/record labels benefit. This doesn't seem to harm the recording industry in any way, and, quite frankly, is not an issue our govt should be focused on when there are real, pressing issues.
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    Re: Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    Not to disrespect copyright law, but all this will do is stifle good fun.

    Meanwhile, off the cliff we go while government dithers.

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    Re: Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    Just goes to show that the corporate lobbiests who you know wrote the draft for this bill get to override the more important matters of national politics with their petty business schemes.

    So sick of the cronyism and total lack of priorities.

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    Re: Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    Nero fiddled.......

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    Re: Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I thought Youtube had settled this with the amateur video folks a year, or so ago.

    What the **** does Congress have to get involved for? Buncha' ****in' clowns.
    to be fair, people who lip-synch are also clowns.
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    Re: Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Sync Artists Behind Bars

    I know it isn't lip syncing...but imagine if we could see things like this:

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