TV Ad Counters “Felony Streaming” Bill

Civil liberties activist groups Demand Progress and Fight for the Future announced that they are teaming up to air an ad that’s critical of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) “felony streaming” bill S.978.

The ad will air on cable news and Comedy Central throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul at least through this week, coinciding with the House Judiciary Committee hearing.

The ad criticizes Klobuchar for spearheading the effort to make it a felony to stream certain content online, and mentions Justin Bieber’s recent beef with the senator.

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.

The ad

“We’re running this ad for one simple reason: We need to embarrass a key lawmaker to set an example for others, and make it clear that it’s not okay to shill for the entertainment industry at the expense of ordinary American’s civil liberties,” Demand Progress executive director David Segal

“Hollywood has gobs of money, and that means that they have undue clout in DC. Lawmakers love sponsoring Hollywood bills because it means untold thousands of new dollars for their campaign coffers. Ads like this will make them think twice.”

Those who are interested in donating to keep this ad running can do so at Demand Progress.


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