DC Lawmakers are trying to ram through controversial copyright changes as part of must-pass budget bill

Posted December 16, 2020, 7:30 PM

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This week, DC Lawmakers are going to try to ram through changes to copyright law as part of a must-pass budget bill.

One of the provisions could slap ordinary Internet users with up to $30,000 in fines for engaging in everyday activities like sharing a meme or downloading a photo.

Thousands of people have already taken action demanding House and Senate leadership take this dangerous legislation out of the spending package. Lawmakers are already feeling the heat and seriously considering pulling these copyright changes at the last second.

Time and time again, rushed changes to copyright based on draconian enforcement methods have dangerous implications for online free expression and human rights, and huge impacts on all Internet users, but especially streamers, gamers, and online creators.

Abusive DMCA takedowns are already out of control. Decisions this important should never be made in closed-door negotiations or tacked on to must-pass bills to avert a government shutdown.

If you oppose these draconian copyright changes, please take a moment and sign our petition.