New Bill Would Criminalize Illegal TV Show Streaming [telecom]

Currently, felony status only applies to uploads and downloads By John Eggerton -- Multichannel News, 5/12/2011 A bipartisan trio of Senators Thursday introduced a bill that would make illegally streaming TV shows or movies a felony.

The bill (S. 978) was introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Christopher Coons (D-Del.), and came the same day that Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) re-introduced a bipartisan bill to give the government more tools to shut down Web sites that traffic in stolen intellectual property, including TV shows and movies.

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