Jun 15 2011
Copyright law has always been rather stupid, but now it’s just getting out of hand. The latest crackdown comes in the form of a new bill that targets the types of dangerous offenders who lip sync to songs on YouTube.
We’ve all seen cute kids lip-syncing their favorite songs on YouTube. A new bill could make that illegal.
“I don’t think you should go after little 8 year olds that are crying and singing Justin Bieber because it’s their favorite person in the world,” said YouTube Lip-syncer Cubby Squires.
U.S. Senate bill 978 would toughen copyright laws and make it illegal to upload lip-synced videos.
“The way the statute is written… It would now criminalize anybody that performs a copyrighted work, which is essentially nowadays any song under the sun,” said Sidbury.
Got to love the music industry right? Just beat your customers so they hate you even more.
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