JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Hot air, nothing but hot air.
I've seen the infographic on the matter and quite frankly all I have to say is this:
It doesn't tell me what the law exactly says!
To me, this is nothing more than a repeat of what people do best: sow fear and reap panic (especially with the comparison with the "scary", even "evil" states of Iran, Syria and China). While I'm against piracy, I also recognise the fact the internet is far too big to be restrained and controlled like a wild animal. Attempts are already being made to take copyright infringing sites off the air, with The Pirate Bay being a good example. That's good enough for me for now, since that already falls under international copyright protection. That and education on what's OK to do (Try Before You Buy anyone? ), and especially what's not.
On the side, Syria, Iran and China use the censorship for a whole different purpose: to prevent the populace from uprising under the guise of "protecting traditional values". So the comparison is rendered moot.
It would make unauthorized streaming (I.e. uploading to youtube anything you don't own) a felony with a 5-year sentence. So, no, nothing about this is right. Nothing would be Fair Use anymore, and YouTube, for instance, would basically be destroyed.