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Crux

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Bill S.978
« on: July 02, 2011, 03:38:03 am »
The United States Senate is in the process of considering bill S.978, a bill “To amend the criminal penalty provision
for criminal infringement of a copyright,” or as you might know it, the Anti-Streaming Bill. There’s been some discussion
about what it really means and how it would affect stuff we care about, so I’d like to clear everything up. To be blunt,
 if passed it would pretty significantly reconfigure American copyright law in ways that could honestly really hurt internet
culture in general and our video game communities specifically.

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Explains why, if bill S.978 passes, you could be jailed for streaming video games, or even uploading them to youtube;

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Video explaining the situation with the new bill:


ALERT! Bill S.978 Will SHUT DOWN Gaming Videos and Streams EVERYWHERE



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Re: Bill S.978
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 11:10:46 am »
we should worry less about movies and shit and more about how many billions of dolors our cuntry is in debt

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 01:36:46 pm »
Heard about this and definitely not good for video game commentators on Youtube. I watch so many of them to...

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 01:44:04 pm »
Heard about this and definitely not good for video game commentators on Youtube. I watch so many of them to...

Not sure if you care, but businesses like Machinima and RoosterTeeth will be most likely shut down from this.
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Re: Bill S.978
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 01:48:28 pm »
that sucks.

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 02:01:50 pm »
I watched that video last night and I think its stupid. Like that guy said, its fine to want to protect your copyrighted stuff but, that just seems to be pushing it just a little too far. I also do watch commentators on YouTube, RoosterTeeth, and some of Machinimas stuff, it would suck to see them get run out of buisness

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Re: Bill S.978
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 02:29:32 pm »
you would also goto jail for lip dubbing to songs.

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 06:19:23 pm »
Indeed. Machinima is an awesome channel at discovering awesome game commentators.

So much great games out there today and to take this away would hurt like half of Youtube.

Lots of awesome CoD gameplay.
I must know all secrets to every game.

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Re: Bill S.978
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2011, 11:42:09 pm »
not gonna get passed our jails are too full already..

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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2011, 10:28:51 pm »
It won't happen...

and there will always be freedom of the press, and I believe there is a law that is a loophole that lets people use copyrighted materials for educational purposes, and a strategy in a gameplay would e considered, to my belief, as an educational purpose, so I'm not sure if that's what they are trying to change or what is going on, but it doesn't matter, because, it won't pass...

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Re: Bill S.978
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2011, 02:13:06 am »
we should worry less about movies and shit and more about how many billions of dolors our cuntry is in debt

Don't you mean trillions...?
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