S.978 Bill: Justin Bieber in Jail?

The S.978 bill, also known as the Commercial Felony Streaming Act, was proposed by three senators in May. There are rumors that if approved, the S.978 bill could send Justin Bieber to jail.
I don't really know why Justin Bieber should go to jail because he didn't do anything illegal except sing and perform in different parts of the planet.
Can someone please explain the S.978 bill to me? How is it that someone as harmless and innocent as Justin Bieber can actually go to prison just because some bill is passed and approved in Congress?

asked by Harper in Law & Ethics | 1718 views | 10-25-2011 at 08:57 PM

The S.978 bill would make web streaming of copyrighted content a felony with a prison sentence of up to 5 years. Unfortunately Justin Bieber might be a victim of it.
The bill, which was introduced last May, has gathered support from the entertainment industry, but it wasn’t until this week that bill S.978 got national attention.
Before his record sales, Justin Bieber first gained notice as an online sensation, uploading videos of his interpretations of the pop hits of the day.
Because of this, Justin Bieber can go to jail if they decide to approve the S.978 bill, which in my opinion, is absolutely ridiculous.

answered by Ellie | 10-25-2011 at 08:58 PM

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