Thursday, June 09, 2011

Read My Lips: This Is a Waste of the People's Time

Do you or any of your friends or family lip synch on youtube? Have you seen the videos of people lip synching? Well, the Senate wants to throw those people in jail and fine them. We are in the midst of the 2nd Great Depression, our debt is out of control, and the debating house of Congress has nothing better to do than throw little kids in jail for singing Katy Perry? Seriously:
Record labels are clamoring for a chance to have their artist lip-synch alongside 16-year-old YouTube sensation Keenan Cahill in, of all places, his bedroom.

But could a proposed amendment to the federal copyright infringement law potentially land Cahill, or any person lip-synching copyrighted material in a YouTube video, behind bars?

Senate Bill 978, a bipartisan measure introduced last month by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.), is backed by supporters who say it closes glaring loopholes in current copyright infringement law created by the realities of the digital age.

Give. me. a . break.

Unbelievable. We are fighting four wars, are broke, but the Senate thinks it is priorty to throw people in jail for lip synching on youtube.