Justin Bieber has responded to the bill that would make singing a copyrighted song on YouTube a felony.
In an interview this morning on Washington DC Hot 99.5 Radio, the Canadian singer affirmed that Internet users should have the right to reuse and remix music on YouTube.
Bieber said Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) should be “put away in cuffs” for sponsoring a bill that would make posting copyrighted clips a felony.
In addition Bieber made several comments during the radio appearance regarding the proposed legislation, co-sponsored by Klobuchar, “Whoever she is, she needs to know that I’m saying she needs to be locked up — put away in cuffs.”
He added, “People need to have the freedom…people need to be able to sing songs. I just think that’s ridiculous.”
And finally, when asked if he is comfortable with people posting videos singing his songs, he replied, “Are you kidding me? I check YouTube all the time and watch people singing my songs. I think it’s awesome.”
Last week we covered the Free Bieber campaign that was launched by Fight for the Future in response to the same bill.
Interestingly, although Bieber himself seems to support the cause, his lawyers have sent legal threats to try and shut it down.