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Default Bill S.978, YouTube, Let's Plays, Reviews...May Be Going Away

Raeg. I just watched LuizPrower's newest video on YouTube and happened to skimmed through the comments a bit. I read something there that disturbed me more than the usual YouTube comments.

Apparently, congress has proposed "Bill S.978", which would make the vast majority of YouTube a felony. Yes, I said "a felony". AMVs, probably other fanmade music videos, Let's Plays, home-made reviews of video games...if it's not something you wrote and filmed yourself, you could recieve up to five years in jail or be fined anywhere between $1,500 to $5,000.

I have 388 videos on my YouTube channel, currently, and the vast majority of them are gaming videos. As I'm sure you can imagine, I am displeased. But here are a couple articles on the subject. Please go ahead and read them as they go more in-depth than I intend to.

Take a stand against Bill S.978
Senate Bill S.978 Makes Most of YouTube A Felony

Also, if you want to do something about it, check out the link below. Read the description, in the video, for the really vital links.

YouTube - Bill S.978: The End of Let's Plays and Gaming Streams?

Last edited by Rhinehart; 07-06-2011 at 08:29 AM. Reason: Added the video and its link.