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7-08-2011 @ 7:33PM
Nilay Patel wrote a wonderful piece at ThisIsMyNext.com explaining how this bill was much ado about nothing for the Let's Play crowd. Taken in a vacuum it seems bad, but since its just amending some existing copyright law, its got a pretty strict laundry list few, if any, Let's Play or machinema creators would meet.
7-08-2011 @ 10:09PM
i believe you're probably talking about the clause wherein it says you need to be making at least 2500 off the stream or video. the problem is that profit is not defined in the bill, so youtubers in youtubes partner program could get in trouble, as could anyone with ads anywhere on their site. this bill is just something to put on the books so that federal agencies can have something to point to when they crack down on john smith who posted a video using a copyrighted song on youtube.
7-08-2011 @ 10:14PM
How to judge financial gain is in the original law this bill will modify. Its false thinking to think of this as a standalone bill and that's where all the confusion is. Reading this outside of the context of the already existing law its amending is misreading the intent of this bill.
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