Bill S.978 promises prison if you upload video singing a copyright song
A new campaign, has been launched to raise awareness of, and try to stop, bill S.978. Currently in Congress, S.978 would make it illegal to upload a video of yourself singing a copyright song. Those who upload such a video could face up to five years in jail.
Although the campaign launched in opposition to the bill, titled “Free Bieber” by fans of Justin Bieber who shot to fame by performing various famous songs on YouTube, no other artist could be more effected than grassroots rapper Soulja Boy, as no performer has ever made better use of YouTube than Soulja Boy.