We have all noticed in recent weeks certain websites (ie www.channelsurfing.net) having their domain siezed by Homeland Security b/c they were streaming games illegally. Well there was a new proposal in Washington today to revise the copyright law...specifically illegal streaming. Here is a quick breakdown of the proposal:
- illegal streaming would be considered a felony.
- wiretaps would be authorized for investigations.
- if homeland security seizes any hardware/software (ie dvd decoding software) they will assist the copyright holders in pursuing civil action.
If you want to read more into the politics behind this proposal here is a link to a great article on CNET NEWS:Whitehouse wants new copyright law crackdown ...was trying to stay away from the political side of the story, but thought this was pretty interesting to say the least.