Record a Video From Behind Bars
Tell the world why 5-years in jail for streaming _anything_ copyrighted is a terrible idea.
Or protest the bill by exercising your fair use rights (sing a song, do a dance, etc). Here are some points you could mention:
- S. 978 is so extreme, even Justin Bieber could go to jail if it passes, for the videos that made him famous.
- Even the song "Happy Birthday" is copyrighted. So singing it online could be a felony with a 5-year sentence.
- Music companies have used laws made for large-scale pirates to sue 14-year-olds.
- Even if they don't target ordinary users now, this gives the dangerous powers they could use against us in the future.
Once you're done, you can share it on Facebook or Youtube.
Want to produce your own video? We've got a few assets to help you out: