|5 years in prison for singing copyrighted music?|
|Written by Marc Perkel|
|Friday, 02 December 2011|
Our Congress, in their infinite wisdom, is considering passing the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA), which includes a provision making it a felony to upload a video of someone singing a copyrighted song on YouTube, with up to 5 years in prison for doing so.
Dr. Conrad Murray, the guy convicted of manslaughter for killing Michael Jackson, only got a maximum of 4 years in prison.
So, according to the proposed law, you get less prison time for killing Michael Jackson than for singing one of his songs. This is just plain crazy.
I'm Marc Perkel - And I approved this message!
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