Video Games and Bill S.978
I’ve received a few emails about Bill S.978, a new bill proposed in the USA, which would make it illegal under certain circumstances to share videos of copyrighted materials over the internet. The problem is that it appears to also make it illegal to upload videos of games, such as let’s plays and…
Bill S.978 apparently is worded in a way where it would include Let’s Plays and Speed Runs to be illegal when gamers upload them to YouTube. (As the games that these videos are based on are “copyrighted material”.)
This YouTube video gives a brief overview of what Bill S.978 is about:
Check out that video’s description for more information on Bill S.978 and how to act. Also make sure to check out the last bits of Notch’s (Mojang; Minecraft) word on this.