DOJ to Congress: Make online streaming a felony

Online streaming “can be just as serious, and in fact, potentially even more serious” than downloading, “and the penalty should reflect that,” [David Bitkower,The United States Department of Justice] said at hearing on copyright infringement held by the House Judiciary subcommittee on intellectual property. While infringing on copyrights through downloads is a felony, infringing through streaming is a misdemeanor, carrying a significantly shorter maximum prison sentence if convicted. – Kate Tummarello,The Hill Newspaper