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News: Senate Committee Advances Commercial Felony Streaming Act
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 22:09:30 UTC
Topic: Industry News

Moving to close a possible loophole in the laws against the pirating of movies, TV shows and other intellectual property, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved making illegal streaming of video over the Internet a felony in most cases. The proposed law will now go to the full Senate for consideration. The Commercial Felony Streaming Act (S. 978), introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), reconciles a disparity between the current law and streaming of content and peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading. Complete Article





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