In another under-publicized but overreaching government attempt to curb our Internet freedoms, Senators will be voting on what is known as the “Ten Strikes” bill this week. This bill, sponsored by Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), would make it a felony to stream copyrighted content more than ten times-and could result in jail time for offenders.
Will you contact your lawmakers and tell them to oppose this bill? (http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/ten_strikes/?page=sk)
This law wouldn’t just apply to sites that stream television show and movies. As TechDirt points out, “people embedding YouTube videos could face five years in jail…it could also put kids who lip sync to popular songs, and post the resulting videos on YouTube, in jail as well.”
Make sure your Senators know of your opposition. By emailing them directly, you’ll be standing up to big business lobbyists and making a stand for a free and uncensored Internet. Click here to contact your Senators and tell them to vote agains the Ten Strikes Bill (http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/ten_strikes/?page=sk).
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