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Obama Administration Revives SOPA Proposal To Make Unauthorized Streaming A Felony

"The department's Internet Policy Task Force last week proposed making it a felony to stream copyrighted works. According to Techdirt, such a provision, if interpreted broadly, could apply to people who upload covers of themselves performing songs to YouTube without permission.

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Criminalizing streaming was then made a key component of the much-maligned Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which sought to stem the spread of copyrighted material on the Web. Opponents, with the support of Google, Reddit and other large websites, said the bill threatened free speech online and mounted a protest campaign that culminated with President Barack Obama announcing that he would not support the legislation."

That's obviously changed now.

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Without reading the article,

Without reading the article, on the surface this sounds like a surreptitious attempt to undermine Aereo.