A website created this week in opposition to a Senate bill now faces legal threats from the lawyers of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
The parody site, Free Bieber, points out that the Commercial Felony Streaming Act could have landed the teen sensation in jail. Bieber became famous thanks in part to videos he posted on YouTube in which he sang popular copyrighted songs.
The bill was introduced in May by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Christopher Coons (D-DE). The legislation would make infringing a copyright by “publicly performing” the copyrighted work a felony offense punishable by up to five years in jail. MORE>>>