You Could be Fined up to $15,000 For Sharing Memes

· Andrew Orr · Link

The Senate is moving a bill forward that could impose fines of up to US$15,000 for people who share memes.

The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019,” which “creates a voluntary small claims board within the Copyright Office that will provide copyright owners with an alternative to the expensive process of bringing copyright claims, including infringement and misrepresentation …. in federal court,” according to the Copyright Alliance.

“This new board, called the Copyright Claims Board (CCB), would allow recovery in each case of up to $30,000 in damages total, with a cap of $15,000 in statutory damages per work infringed,” according to the alliance, an advocacy group for the copyright industry.

15 Senators Introduce American Privacy Bill

· Andrew Orr · News

Unlike Europe the United States doesn’t have GDPR, but that could change with the introduction of an American privacy bill put forth by 15 Senators.

US Senate Forcing Vote to Restore Net Neutrality

· Jeff Gamet · News

Protesters marching to protect net neutrality

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s dream to kill net neutrality could come to an end because the U.S. Senate is forcing a vote to restore the protections.

Senate Bill Calls for Stronger IoT Security

· Jeff Gamet · News

web cam and padlock for Internet of Things security

A new Senate bill is calling for baseline security standards for Internet of Things devices sold to the U.S. government.