Sharing copyrighted music and movies is illegal. Even simple dumb idiots know that! But streaming? That's a bit more muddled—not addressed in existing copyright law. Not for long! The Senate Judiciary Committee just voted yes on throwin' felonies.
Under the proposed legislation, streaming copyrighted media valued over $2,500 more than 10 times in half a year would cost the culprit five years in prison. With yesterday's thumbs up from the Judiciary Committee, the bill will probably fly through the Senate and sail over to the House, where a business-friendly majority will probably give the green light as well. Sorry, streamers. [LoC via Maximum PC]