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Filmmaker Unions Want to Criminalize Streaming Piracy

photo: TorrentFreak

Under U.S. law streaming and file-sharing are seen as two different offenses. Not just from a technical point of view, but also in the way they are punished. Streaming is categorized as a public performance instead of distribution, which can only be charged as a misdemeanor, not a felony. […] This week Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) responded to a public consultation by U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) Daniel Marti, who asked for comments on the new Intellectual Property Enforcement plan. […] While the public may not like the proposed changes, there‚Äôs a good chance that they will indeed be introduced again. Last year the Obama administration hinted at a renewed effort to criminalize streaming. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak