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Well, this is certainly disturbing.

Not content to have learned from the last bout of mass-activism that killed SOPA, the Obama Administration has revived several pieces of this odious legislation, this time with added bite towards making streaming copyrighted content of any sort a felony. Further, it's worded ambiguously enough that it could be used to open the floodgates to even-more-egregious behavior.

This can not stand.

We must endeavor to stop this heinous slice of legislation in its tracks.

Follow me beyond the squiggle of justice, for more links on the above, as well as suggestions of what to do about it.

This is real, people, and it's a flat-out assault on both fair use and secondary liability.

As was the case for the disgusting piece of legislation that spawned this horrifying bit of madness, it's entirely developed by the copyright holders, for the copyright holders, and, as that link from TechDirt clearly shows, is broad enough to turn people who uploaded covers of themselves playing songs to Youtube, Reviewers and Gamers of all stripes, and more into felons.

And that, I feel, is inexcusable.

This has to be stopped, and you all know the way to do it. Spread awareness. Let others know about this. Get involved, and above all else, call your congresscritters, solidly and repeatedly.

Make abundantly clear that anyone who backs this piece of legislation will be paying a price for it down the road.

It worked for when we fought SOPA, and it's the only way we're going to kill this thing.


Have you contacted your represenatives today?

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