Senate Copyright Bill: What’s Really Proposed

Steve Wildstrom / July 6th, 2011

Nilay Patel at What’s My Next offers an enlightening look at proposed changes in copyright law (S. 978) that would create new criminal penalties for streaming infringing videos. The bill has set off a bit of a panic in the gamer community because of fears that it could apply to people who post recorded videos of game play to services such as YouTube.

Patel does an excellent job of showing why this isn’t really the case, and along the way provides a useful service in explaining the arcane art of reading proposed legislation.

Steve Wildstrom

Steve Wildstrom is veteran technology reporter, writer, and analyst based in the Washington, D.C. area. He created and wrote BusinessWeek’s Technology & You column for 15 years. Since leaving BusinessWeek in the fall of 2009, he has written his own blog, Wildstrom on Tech and has contributed to corporate blogs, including those of Cisco and AMD and also consults for major technology companies.
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