Yeah. Someone on FailTube mentioned that...i think.
As you said. it is aimed towards movies, shows, things of that nature. Just that...the bill has funky wording that sounds like it applies everything in general, or in this case vidya gaem vidyaz. The vidya maker said he has no problems with the bill (aimed towards streaming movies, shows, yadda-yadda). It is just that the bill needs a better choice of words (for lack of a better term).
Well, from what I've read, since Youtube is based, and runs in the US - regardless where you live you can be prosecuted, since the servers you upload to are in US territory or whatever.
I don't think the bill will pass (as current wording) since think about it, machinma (etc) are partners on youtube, thus bringing ad revenue to google and themselves. Shut down gaming a good percentage of views and revenue will go much down.
I foresee if this does pass, indie companies and maybe some major ones stating in TOS that you can. Since minecraft has launched over youtube pretty much, and Its the new way of word of mouth. If somebody with 100K subs plays a game, ppl are going to more likely buy the game.
I don't see it passing given the breakdown in the Senate. However, should still watch it because it is a minor issue given the upcoming election year and it is possible it could be given a pass just to move along to other things....
According to someone who posted as cubex55 (not me), cubex55 is based in Sweden. US laws can't touch it...unless I am missing something (kinda like PirateBay I think and graf_chokolo, a PS3 hacker(?) who doesn't live in US and wasn't causing harm to Sony.)
I, however, am a bit worried about my channel (a bit, since, despite having some 4.9k or so subscribers, no one watches my videos.). Then again, I'm not paying attention to the bill. I wonder if changing my channel location will work. :3
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