Justice Dept. urges Congress to make illegal streaming a felony

07/24/2014 | Multichannel News

The Internet streaming of unauthorized content should be a felony, not a misdemeanor, Justice Department official David Bitkower said in testimony before a House subcommittee. Felony prosecutions would result in greater fines and better deterrence, he argued, noting that the bandwidth devoted to Internet streaming of illegal content increased 470% between 2010 and 2012.

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