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Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

Yes, DMCA violations may land you in prison for up to a year. They would also be classed as a felony, which among other things would make it so you aren't able to vote.

This modification to the DMCA was silently slipped into a stimulus bill which is being voted on in **two days**.

Here is a video with more information: invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=

If this passes, I would encourage people who are concerned about prosecution under the new law to move hosting and domain registration to njal.la.

njal.la was founded by Peter Sunde (co-founder of The Pirate Bay) to allow for registry of domains (and now hosting) that are immune to copyright bullies.

njal.la's blog is also very similar to The Pirate Bay's old "legal" page.

This is one of my favorites, and is an exchange njal.la had with lawyers from The New York Times: njal.la/blog/about-those-threa

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RE: USpol: DMCA 

@polarisfm Does this also apply to people who file false DMCA takedowns?

RE: USpol: DMCA 

@TerrorBite Not sure honestly. Maybe, but it wouldn't be in the best interest of the music industry or the film industry since they go after critics with the DMCA.

Criticism is one of the few things actually protected by Fair Use (even though certain people act as if it's somehow a bastion of artistic expression).

Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

@polarisfm fyi, being convicted of any crime with a potential sentence of a year or more (even if your sentence was less) also makes it illegal for you to possess a firearm (at least in some states). Gun grabbing via copyright striking.

@polarisfm what about outside of us jurisdiction but a neighbour towards the north but not a citizen of either the us or the neighbour, if I pirate stuff? 🤫

@polarisfm I would never use something like njal.la as a registrar but holy shit I missed reading their responses to legal threats.

@lanodan Out of curiosity, what problem do you have with njal.la as a registrar?

I also missed their responses to legal threats. Whoever controls TPB now removed the pages, they're only viewable through the Wayback Machine. :(

@polarisfm njal.la is probably a gigantic pain in the ass to any of those IP law (ab)users. They're literally painting a huge target and taunting them.

The Pirate Bay has been basically a walking corpse since something like 2015, and TPB:AFK shows that Hollywood will pull any kind of dirty tricks to get you in jail or exiled out of your country.

And I would never use their hosting service because they are using containers for their "VPS", meaning that you can't encrypt storage, control the kernel, …

re: Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

@polarisfm good thing i have nordvpn

Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

re: Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

@Ylfingr I'm glad you feel the same way.

re: Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

@polarisfm yeah uhh

wow.

yeah that's uh /not something that should be on a stimulus bill./

Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

@Ylfingr No it shouldn't be. Passing regulations in other bills is actually illegal in other countries but is a common tactic to pass unpopular laws.

Every time a new "must-pass" law comes around (like yearly government budgets) you have to be hyperaware of what's in them because this is somehow part of the normal US political process.

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@polarisfm oh for fucks sake -C

Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

@polarisfm lmao garbage country

re: Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

@polarisfm "Information"? That's 7 minutes of rambling with no information in sight.

To provide some links, so people can dig for information themselves: The first web site that was shown in the stream is https://www.esportstalk.com/news/thom-tillis-wants-twitch-streamers-dmca-strikes-to-have-felony-jail-time/ which says "If you’re curious, the whole bill proposition can be read here.", which points to https://www.copyright.gov/laws/hearings/letter-to-senators-tillis-and-coons-on-felony-streaming.pdf, a response to questions fielded by Tillis. That response was from 2019.

There's the Online Content Policy Modernization Act (https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/4632/text) and the CASE Act of 2019 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1273/text) and I guess it's about passing these (as well as the Trademark Act, which isn't relevant for copyright matters, but the only thing directly sponsored by Tillis: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3449)

So far I haven't seen a bill proposal on budget matters, nor anything that indicates that Tillis has attached his pet projects to the budget process, but I might lack the right keywords.

Urgent uspol: DMCA violations might land you in prison (please boost) 

@polarisfm Love how shit can just be attached to "Literally must pass else the entire world economy collapses because the US dollar" bills...

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