is streaming copyrighted files felony worthy?

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  1. chris200x9, Mar 17, 2011
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    chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    full article here

    What do you think about this? I personally agree with what the full article points out, streaming is like holding a public performance without a proper license which is not a felony.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  3. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Nein.

    It's bad enough that some of these civil suits claim ridiculous damages where one instance of copyright violation is supposedly thousands of dollars.
     
  4. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    if you set up a business streaming somebody else's copyrighted material, you should certainly face stiff penalties but it shouldn't be a criminal charge
     
  5. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes, someone better get rid of those crazy Republicans before they can kowtow to big business any more....oh wait...
     
  6. thefnshow macrumors regular

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    i saw an interview with dana white the owner of ufc...he was talking about this on some sports show and he mentioned that the dept. of homeland security was involved in this matter..great,like dhs doesn't have anything more important to do
     

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