5 years in prison for singing copyrighted music

This post was written by marc on December 2, 2011
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Our Congress, in their infinite wisdom, is considering passing the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) which includes a provision making it a felony to upload a video of someone singing a copyrighted song on YouTube, with up to 5 years in prison for doing so.

Dr. Conrad Murray, the guy convicted of manslaughter for killing Michael Jackson only got a maximum of 4 years in prison. So according to the law you get less prison time for killing Michael Jackson than for singing one of his songs. This is just plain crazy.

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