Friday, July 18, 2003

Maahtee, what're you thinkin? 

Marty Meehan, D-Mass, is co-sponsoring HR 2752 which would "make it a crime to upload even one copyrighted work to a publicly accessible Web site or file-sharing network, since the bill operates under the assumption that each uploaded file gets copied at least 10 times. The penalties for felony copyright violation vary, but offenders could face a five-year prison term and a fine of up to $250,000." This bill would modify current law which stipulates that you must "distribute 10 authorized copies of a work with a retail value of more than $2,500 to make it a felony."

Who wants to bet Marty recently spent some time skiing in Utah? Read more about this over at MTV News, or track the progress of HR 2752 here.
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