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  • US Senators Urge Attorney General to Prosecute Pirate Streaming Services

    March 17, 2021 by Ernesto Van der Sar [TorrentFreak]

    US Senators Patrick Leahy and Thom Tillis urge recently appointed Attorney General Merrick Garland to put the new piracy streaming bill to use. In a letter, they ask if streaming piracy prosecutions are a priority while stressing that enforcement actions shouldn't target individuals and legitimate companies.

    At the end of 2020, U.S. Congress passed the spending bill.

    The legislation package includes various copyright-related changes, including a new plan to criminalize streaming piracy services.

    The Protecting Lawful Streaming Act (PLSA), as it’s called, was only introduced a few days prior and was approved without any notable debate. This stands in sharp contrast with earlier ‘felony streaming’ plans, which in part triggered the SOPA and PIPA protests.

    In recent years copyright holders continued to stress that streaming piracy should be brought on par with downloading infringing material and with the new law. Eventually, lawmakers agreed.

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