Congress throws garbage copyright and streaming rules in with COVID relief bill

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Congress throws garbage copyright and streaming rules in with COVID relief bill

Because when you think coronavirus relief, you definitely think copyright and punishing illegal streamers. 

The U.S. Congress unveiled the latest proposed spending bill Monday, and while the $900 billion package made news for the (arguably insufficient) unemployment aid and stimulus checks included within, those aren’t the details turning heads. Rather, it’s the language governing illegal streaming and copyright that are making waves. 

For starters, the Hollywood Reporter highlighted a section of the proposed bill which it reports would make it a felony to illegally stream content for profit. Importantly, Section 211, titled “unauthorized streaming,” appears to be targeted at the people originating the streamed content.  Read more…

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