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US Senators introduce anti-piracy legislation

US Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have introduced the SMART Copyright Act of 2022, bipartisan legislation that would hold tech accountable by developing effective, widely-available measures to combat copyright theft. “In the fight to combat copyright theft, there is currently no consensus-based standard technical measures and that needs to be addressed,” said Tillis. “I am […]

March 22, 2022By Colin Mann

US to make illegal streaming a felony

The US Congress has passed a Covid-19 stimulus bill which contains an anti-piracy proposal that would punish for-profit, illegal streaming services with felony penalties of up to 10 years in jail. The proposal came from Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), who sought to increase the penalty for operating a for-profit illegal streaming service. The bipartisan legislation […]

December 22, 2020By Colin Mann