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New US bill to make online streams of anything about copyrighted games, illegal.

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If this bill (in the current form) gets passed you may say farewell to videos like:

just a few examples , it's MASSIVE on ASTRONOMICAL PROPORTIONS

game reviews , illegal
gameplay video, illegal
gaming walkthrought's / demos (educational purpose) , illegal
tournament video, illegal
huskystarcraft , illegal
machinimia , illegal
videogame engine tutorial (mapping) , illegal
modding tutorials (contains tests, etc) , illegal
famous leeroy jenkins WOW video, illegal
famous Crysis Physics (3000 barrels) video , illegal
E3 video previews , illegal
funny remixes, parodies, etc... , illegal

The only way you can do this , is to send an email to for example activision and then wait for their reply (hahah lol) to give you an a permission to upload videos , and there are some CRITERIAS that you need to have to even be VALID for a request of permission.

So it would be really limited , most of the time only the media would have these permission.

You get a massive fine and up to 5 times in jail.
If you upload it 9 times, fine , 10th , illegal.

Video games are included because it's a copyrighter material, but they're failing the point , NONE of the developers/publishers ever take down GAMEPLAY,REVIEW, ...etc it's just stupid, the bill is totally wrong for games.

Contact/ send letters about this to: IDSoftware, Blizzard Entertainment, EA(DICE), Bethesda, Activision, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. Should get those 2 congressmans together, they'll take it over and present to others in congress.

I haven't seen any big reddits about this, get TO work people, i will not be able to do much today since im going to bed soon :p

The bill should not contain video games - and the wording of the bill is ABSOLUTELY INSANE, the bill obviously has no idea about what games are and how games are different then movies and TV shows and books .... it should only be illegal to upload SOURCE CODE, GAME EXECUTABLES (ex, cheats,cracks,trainers ... but i don't know why would a trainer be illegal, this is a HUGE topic it need more research)

The "Ten-Strikes" Bill

Congress is currently trying to pass a bill that prohibits media content [movies, games, music] on YouTube without a license, now this will severely impact the community, in that it prohibits game commentaries, montages, etc - it will end the days of Machinima, RoosterTeeth, and others that just want to help promote these games and have fun.

This is a very important bill that must be stopped in order to protect our rights to streaming OUR gameplay on the game WE purchased. The bill states that if an individual was to post copyrighted content more than 10 times, they will face jail time up to 5 YEARS. FIVE ..... YEARS.

Full Article & petition:
http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/te ... C&rd=1&t=1

Gamer DarkSydePhil explaining the situation: (DSPGaming)

The bill is: S.978 (online streaming felony)
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