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(Ars Technica)   New bill introduced in Senate makes streaming a felony. Hey, what are those black helicopters outsi   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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2011-05-17 3:00:48 AM  
this is Not Good.
 
2011-05-17 3:02:54 AM  
I've heard it said here before, but here goes again. Goddammitsomuch!
 
2011-05-17 3:03:45 AM  
Oh ffs.
 
2011-05-17 3:09:09 AM  
Does this mean I'll have to go back to that glowing box with the strange hand remote for my entertainment from now on?

I watch almost everything online. I watch tv for sports, local news and not much else.
 
2011-05-17 3:52:23 AM  
Ah, so this is what the cops will use to justify busting into someone's house since the Supreme Court wiped their ass on the Fourth Amendment.

"HE'S STREAMING IN THERE! EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES!"
 
2011-05-17 3:52:39 AM  
If the bit torrents die, I'll go back to youtube and newgrounds.

They can't make me pay for shiatty movies.
 
2011-05-17 3:52:57 AM  
furiousfanboys.comView Full Size

Approves.
 
2011-05-17 4:18:10 AM  
What the hell is unauthorized streaming?
 
2011-05-17 6:09:45 AM  
I think I'm going to have to start pushing up the timetable for the end of this country. I've been saying 2050 for years, but I'm thinking 2035 or earlier now.
 
2011-05-17 6:15:13 AM  

GAT_00: I think I'm going to have to start pushing up the timetable for the end of this country. I've been saying 2050 for years, but I'm thinking 2035 or earlier now.


You're way too goddamned optimistic. I'm getting my Mandarin Rosetta Stone ASAP.
 
2011-05-17 6:49:24 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm getting my Mandarin Rosetta Stone ASAP.


青蛙操的流氓 GORRAMMIT!
 
2011-05-17 7:05:18 AM  

Alphax: What the hell is unauthorized streaming?


You know when you watch a show on YouTube and you know it's not legally on YouTube? That's unauthorized streaming.
 
2011-05-17 7:05:41 AM  
As I have said in the past, Entertainment is Srs Bzns to these people, to the point that they will willingly demonize and destroy ANYONE who puts their hands in the kitty. I fully expect the next phase to be "All internet connections are monitored by a content advisor...."

...

wait

welcome to 2006.....

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF F FFFF
 
2011-05-17 7:08:17 AM  
So streaming illegal content might be a felony? Ok, then don't steal your media. Why is that scary or destroying America? Just pay for you stuff. Seems like common sense.

The internet may allows you to steal movies and music easily, but that doesn't mean it's all the sudden a right for you to be able to do so.
 
2011-05-17 7:08:18 AM  
So...streaming from within the US becomes illegal (I'm assuming watching said stream won't be illegal) - this seems to set up streaming sites from Taiwan or some other countries taking over the business. US gov't response? Blocking foreign servers? Diplomatic pressure? Seal teams?
 
2011-05-17 7:08:19 AM  
Elected officials are nothing but whores.

Give 'em enough money and they'll sell their own mother.

Greedy, disgusting scum of the earth. In goddamn suits.
 
2011-05-17 7:09:47 AM  
Call it "unauthorized" when you've come up with a system of actual authority to regulate it. Until then it's nothing but saber-rattling.
 
2011-05-17 7:10:05 AM  
"criminals are stealing, trafficking, and profiting off the investment that our workers devote to creating the quality films and TV shows that entertain a worldwide audience and bolster the American economy"

Thank god for these heroic lobbyists and lawyers watching out for America's best interests! From the bottom of my heart i say "THANK YOU"!
 
2011-05-17 7:10:11 AM  

Tachikoma: Alphax: What the hell is unauthorized streaming?

You know when you watch a show on YouTube and you know it's not legally on YouTube? That's unauthorized streaming.


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/Cup o' joe for you??
 
2011-05-17 7:11:36 AM  
FTFA: Michael O'Leary, who heads up the MPAA's government affairs (read: lobbying) work, said in a statement that "criminals are stealing, trafficking, and profiting off the investment that our workers devote to creating the quality films and TV shows that entertain a worldwide audience and bolster the American economy...

Stealing? Sort of yes. Trafficking? Yes. But profiting? QUALITY films?

/bender_oh_wait_you're_serious.jpg
 
2011-05-17 7:12:42 AM  
Whatever. By the time this country actually reaches its current destination in a couple decades (total shiathole) nobody will give a damn what the law says anyway.

/goes back to watching streams
 
2011-05-17 7:13:28 AM  

Alphax: What the hell is unauthorized streaming?


You know when you are in the city and are really drunk and you just kind of piss wherever it strikes you..
 
2011-05-17 7:13:42 AM  

miss diminutive: Does this mean I'll have to go back to that glowing box with the strange hand remote for my entertainment from now on?

I watch almost everything online. I watch tv for sports, local news and not much else.


This. I do not even own a TV but do not want for viewing content.
 
2011-05-17 7:13:45 AM  

adamgreeney: So streaming illegal content might be a felony? Ok, then don't steal your media. Why is that scary or destroying America? Just pay for you stuff. Seems like common sense.


Then give me an option to purchase the media I desire. I can't afford to pay $100+ just to watch Game of Thrones, and HBO will make no other option available until the DVD release. I thoroughly enjoy the show, and when it comes out on DVD I will buy it, it is worth the money, but it hasn't been released on DVD yet, and HBO is still lagging behind in the 20th century when it comes to doing business on the internet.

/I also have a fondness for Japanese media, most of it can't be purchased legally in the US either
//but, seriously, HBO really needs to give viewers an option to view their shows, especially those of us that don't subscribe to cable
/even the BBC gives Doctor Who to Americans nearly the same day now!
 
2011-05-17 7:14:28 AM  
Why so serious Hollywood? The bill is so full of itself, thinking that we can internationally police the world to stop "illegally" streaming videos. Does the bill include videos that disagree with viewpoints becoming "illegal"?
 
2011-05-17 7:14:44 AM  

choo: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm getting my Mandarin Rosetta Stone ASAP.

青蛙操的流氓 GORRAMMIT!


Frog rogue operation?
 
2011-05-17 7:14:45 AM  
Leave it to a ho-bag Dem to come up with something so absolutely retarded.
 
2011-05-17 7:14:49 AM  

adamgreeney: So streaming illegal content might be a felony? Ok, then don't steal your media. Why is that scary or destroying America? Just pay for you stuff.


It isn't free when I watch a sporting event on TV; I pay for it by having to watch commercials, seeing signage around the playing field and seeing the logos of all the organizations that make the broadcast possible. When I stream the same sporting event I see the same commercials, signage and logos as when I watch the event on TV. Since I am paying the same price whether I watch on TV or stream I am not stealing.
 
2011-05-17 7:15:11 AM  
On one hand, I wish our lawmakers had legal and technical authorities on hand to give them someone competent to listen to when coming this close to enforcing clusterfarks. On the other hand, I fear that our lawmakers would use that atmosphere of competence to find more efficient and precise ways to fark us at every step of the way. Damned if you don't. Damned if you do....
 
2011-05-17 7:15:37 AM  

crab66: Alphax: What the hell is unauthorized streaming?

You know when you are in the city and are really drunk and you just kind of piss wherever it strikes you..


*snerk*
Nice one, Seinfeld.
 
2011-05-17 7:15:44 AM  
The seven proxies, they do nothing!!!
 
2011-05-17 7:16:32 AM  

Tachikoma: adamgreeney: So streaming illegal content might be a felony? Ok, then don't steal your media. Why is that scary or destroying America? Just pay for you stuff. Seems like common sense.

Then give me an option to purchase the media I desire. I can't afford to pay $100+ just to watch Game of Thrones, and HBO will make no other option available until the DVD release. I thoroughly enjoy the show, and when it comes out on DVD I will buy it, it is worth the money, but it hasn't been released on DVD yet, and HBO is still lagging behind in the 20th century when it comes to doing business on the internet.

/I also have a fondness for Japanese media, most of it can't be purchased legally in the US either
//but, seriously, HBO really needs to give viewers an option to view their shows, especially those of us that don't subscribe to cable
/even the BBC gives Doctor Who to Americans nearly the same day now!


I'm really farking upset that HBO has stuck with their plan to setup their own streaming site instead of joining forces with Netflix a la Starz.

Fark you HBO Go. I hope you crash and farking burn.

/Has HBO
//Wants the flexibility of streaming via Netflix
 
2011-05-17 7:16:55 AM  

El Doucho: choo: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm getting my Mandarin Rosetta Stone ASAP.

青蛙操的流氓 GORRAMMIT!

Frog rogue operation?


You bet your ass! He's on his way back from Dosadi and he's going to see your ass in court!

/wait, what?
//obscure? not on fark!
 
2011-05-17 7:17:40 AM  

enik: "criminals are stealing, trafficking, and profiting off the investment that our workers devote to creating the quality films and TV shows that entertain a worldwide audience and bolster the American economy"

Thank god for these heroic lobbyists and lawyers watching out for America's best interests! From the bottom of my heart i say "THANK YOU"!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAH

***gasp****

HHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

/do they really believe that shiat??
 
2011-05-17 7:18:41 AM  
The SCOTUS ruling yesterday, and this, make it clear that pot-smokers and movie-streamers are the scariest threats we have ever faced. Meanwhile, the people who caused the mortgage bubble remain free and very, very, very rich.
 
2011-05-17 7:19:59 AM  
I love living in Canada. These US internet laws are total bullshiat. Although, the usage cap thing here is total bullshiat too.
 
2011-05-17 7:21:08 AM  
It would be nice if we came up with a list of everyone involved in these attempts to take control of the internet, and got businesses to simply refuse service to them. We could literally end this shiat in a week if people coordinated enough to make their lives miserable anytime they got hungry, needed clothes, or gas.
 
2011-05-17 7:22:30 AM  
US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel produced her wishlist of changes to US law.

/everyone should have this wishlist
//goodbye youtube
///oh, the bureaucracy
 
2011-05-17 7:23:36 AM  

robot85: I love living in Canada. These US internet laws are total bullshiat. Although, the usage cap thing here is total bullshiat too.


Canada has a legislated usage cap?
 
2011-05-17 7:24:33 AM  

somemoron: robot85: I love living in Canada. These US internet laws are total bullshiat. Although, the usage cap thing here is total bullshiat too.

Canada has a legislated usage cap?


Not yet. We're fighting against it.
 
2011-05-17 7:25:16 AM  
Was subby streaming Candlejack's albu
 
2011-05-17 7:25:27 AM  

robot85: I love living in Canada. These US internet laws are total bullshiat. Although, the usage cap thing here is total bullshiat too.


Agreed. But since most of the sites I stream from originate in the US I'm worried they'll be shut down.

Then I'll actually have to *gasp* pay to watch the content I want to see. That dog won't hunt, Monsignor.
 
2011-05-17 7:26:29 AM  
You do realise that the article states that serving stuff p2p is already a felony, and the change is to make HOSTING streaming a felony also?

Not that it isnt bullshiat and assholery, but you arent going to be a felon for watching streaming content.
 
2011-05-17 7:26:34 AM  

miss diminutive: robot85: I love living in Canada. These US internet laws are total bullshiat. Although, the usage cap thing here is total bullshiat too.

Agreed. But since most of the sites I stream from originate in the US I'm worried they'll be shut down.

Then I'll actually have to *gasp* pay to watch the content I want to see. That dog won't hunt, Monsignor.


Eh, they won't shut down. They'll just move the servers to another country.
 
2011-05-17 7:27:26 AM  

Tachikoma: adamgreeney: So streaming illegal content might be a felony? Ok, then don't steal your media. Why is that scary or destroying America? Just pay for you stuff. Seems like common sense.

Then give me an option to purchase the media I desire. I can't afford to pay $100+ just to watch Game of Thrones, and HBO will make no other option available until the DVD release. I thoroughly enjoy the show, and when it comes out on DVD I will buy it, it is worth the money, but it hasn't been released on DVD yet, and HBO is still lagging behind in the 20th century when it comes to doing business on the internet.

/I also have a fondness for Japanese media, most of it can't be purchased legally in the US either
//but, seriously, HBO really needs to give viewers an option to view their shows, especially those of us that don't subscribe to cable
/even the BBC gives Doctor Who to Americans nearly the same day now!


Oh, you got an email notice of copyright infringement too, huh?

/not that I did.... >>
 
2011-05-17 7:27:33 AM  
I'm getting a kick out of these replies because im streaming copyright material right now on justin.tv

but seriously i wonder how the law will react to streaming sites like justin.tv and ustream, where at least 75% of the site is streaming copyrighted material.
 
2011-05-17 7:28:14 AM  

robot85: I love living in Canada. These US internet laws are total bullshiat. Although, the usage cap thing here is total bullshiat too.


Yet most of the traffic in Canada will pass through the US, so it can affect us in one manner or another. No more grooveshark would make me has sad.
 
2011-05-17 7:29:46 AM  
So now the police can knock and forcibly enter your residence if they suspect that you are illegally destroying evidence (i.e. deleting your movies, pr0n, and warez).

Welcome to the Police State of America!
 
2011-05-17 7:30:41 AM  

BurnShrike: miss diminutive: robot85: I love living in Canada. These US internet laws are total bullshiat. Although, the usage cap thing here is total bullshiat too.

Agreed. But since most of the sites I stream from originate in the US I'm worried they'll be shut down.

Then I'll actually have to *gasp* pay to watch the content I want to see. That dog won't hunt, Monsignor.

Eh, they won't shut down. They'll just move the servers to another country.


Waiting 30 seconds longer for my illegally streaming videos to load? That's...that's simply unacceptable.

I demand free everything, instantly. Which is, our course, my right.

/spoiled
 
2011-05-17 7:32:13 AM  
So if I watch something on Netflix that they neglected to get the rights for, I'm a criminal?
 
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