Transcript – S.978 Remix – Safety of the Internet (4.1)

SXESXEPhil 00:00 – 00:08:

We move on to our main story of the day. That is because I want to talk about a new bill in congress: S. 978.

DarkSidePhil 00:08 – 00:09:

The bill is S. 978

The Gaming Nobodies 00:09 – 00:10:

(Father) S. 978

OopMyDowns 00:10 – 00:13:

S. 978

Husky 00:13 – 00:20:

A new upcoming law that a lot of people are talking about called the S nine seven eight law, or bill, or however politics works.

South Park 00:20 – 00:21:

(Stan) Um sir?

(Detective) Shut up!

DarkSidePhil 00:22 – 00:28:

The bill is intending that they don’t want people streaming TV, movies, that kind of copyrighted content over the Iinternet.

SXEPhil 00:29 – 00:33:

Will make it a felony to use any copyrighted material in a video online.

Husky 00:33 – 00:38:

It is something that is meant to be good, but does have some side effects.

SXEPhil 00:38 – 00:40:

It is something that relates to YouTube and the rest of the internet.

DarkSidePhil 00:40 – 00:47:

Anyone who streams any gaming whatsoever will be shutdown; I’ll be shutdown; anyone who puts gaming footage on the Iinternet will be shut down!

SXEPhil 00:47 – 00:49:

That would be insane!

Husky 00:49 – 00:52:

Could prove to be very devastating to the gaming community.

South Park 00:52 – 1:17:

(Detective) You think that downloading music for free is not a big deal?

(dramatic music)

(Detective) This is the home of Lars Ulrich, the drummer from Metallica.

Look, there’s Lars now sitting by his pool.

(Kyle) What’s the matter with him?

(Detective) This month he was hoping to have a gold plated shark tank bar installed right next to the pool. But thanks to people downloading his music for free, he must now wait a few months before he can afford it.

DarkSidePhil 1:17 – 1:25:

It just got introduced, I believe in May, and it just—they just talked about it for the first time on June 20th, so it’s not close to being passed yet.

OopMyDowns 1:25 – 1:27:

And it started to resurge itself again.

Husky 1:27 – 1:32:

It seems like they are trying to crack down on people uploading full movies, streaming songs.

DarkSidePhil 1:32 – 1:34:

It’s not a changing interactive media.

SXEPhil 1:34 – 1:38:

Often you’re listening to Justin Bieber, and maybe you’re just doing something, maybe you’re singing along with it.

OopMyDowns 1:38 – 1:44:

Use that per-, that person’s material to support their own, uh, new product–

DarkSidePhil 1:44 – 1:47:

basically making it a transformative work.

Husky 1:47 – 1:55:

“Hey, here’s me playing a game with my friends, I’m going to upload it to YouTube,” I don’t think it’s meant to crush that, but looking at the wording, it seems that it is definitely something that may happen.

Larry Lessig (TED Talks) 1:55 – 1:58:

We made mixed tapes; they remixed music.

SXEPhil 1:58 – 2:02:

This is the beginning of the end, fair use: a thing of the past, and free speech is not far behind it.

DarkSidePhil 2:02 – 2:08:

It’s like all this freedom of information we’ve had, all this technological advances that we’ve had, is gonna go away.

OopMyDowns 2:08 – 2:13:

The Iinternet can be such a great place for young creators to prosper.

Husky 2:13 – 2:15:

Make an educated decision about it.

The Gaming Nobodies 2:15 – 2:17:

(Father) They are quantifying views into money.

DarkSidePhil 2:17 – 2:30:

They have ten, ten strikes, meaning I could upload nine videos of video game footage and I’m fine, but if I upload a tenth, that’s it I’ve broken the law, and I could either get massive fines, or I could go to jail.

SXEPhil 2:30 – 2:34:

That would be considered a felony, and you could face up to five years in prison.

Larry Lessig (TED Talks) 2:34 – 2:36:

It’s the point about how this connects to our kids.

SXEPhil 2:36 – 2:40:

Remember when Napster went down, and all the music companies started suing kids just because they could?

OopMyDowns 2:40 – 2:43:

You see so many young kids making YouTube videos now.

DarkSidePhil 2:43 – 2:47:

Entire businesses will go out of business.

The Gaming Nobodies 2:47 – 2:57:

(OopMyDowns) You have something like MLG which shows Call of Duty, Halo, and Starcraft in their tournaments, you know, that they host… They don’t own the rights to Starcraft. Can they still use that?

Husky 2:57 – 3:03:

With the prevalence of live streaming—so we’re talking: your Justin TVs, your LiveStream.coms, your Ustreams—and all that.

Larry Lessig (TED Talks) 3:03 – 3:08:

We watched TV; they make TV, it is technology that has made them different.

DarkSidePhil 3:08 – 3:13:

Copyrighted works cannot be publically displayed or performed.

OopMyDowns 3:13 – 3:19:

Current generation: new technologies have come out for us to allow us to create things.

The Gaming Nobodies 3:19 – 3:22:

(Father) The wording of the law itself is kind of dodgy.

DarkSidePhil 3:22 – 3:29:

A lot of our lawmakers are out of touch with reality, out of touch with how the Iinternet really works, what’s actually on places like YouTube.

OopMyDowns 3:29 – 3:33

The congress, everything is the old generation.

South Park 3:33 – 4:01:

(Dramatic music)

(Detective) Here’s Britney Spears’ private Jet, notice anything? Britney used to have a Gulf Stream 4, but now she’s had to sell it and get a Gulf Stream 3, because people like you chose to download her music for free.


(Detective) The Gulf Stream 3 doesn’t even have a remote control for its surround sound DVD system. Still think downloading music for free is no big deal?

(Kyle) We didn’t realize what we were doing.

(Detective) That is the folly of man.

DarkSidePhil 4:01 – 4:04:

They are actually looking to completely censor things on the Iinternet.

Larry Lessig (TED Talks) 4:04 – 4:09:

(Music) We can’t kill the instinct the technology produces, we can only criminalize it.

DarkSidePhil 4:09 – 4:13

(What) They’re doing is a blanket law that is actually going to hinder business.

Husky 4:13 – 4:17:

It’s all about money, it’s always about money, and it seems that this is going to be the same.

DarkSidePhil 4:17 – 4:20:

Half of YouTube is going to have to be taken down.

The Gaming Nobodies 4:20 – 4:25:

(Father) You know, shutdown YouTube, pretty much.

(OopMyDowns) Just completely annihilate it.

OopMyDowns 4:25 – 4:27:

If you’re into YouTube, this is a big deal.

Larry Lessig (TED Talks) 4:27 – 4:31:

We can’t stop our kids from using it, we can only drive it underground.

DarkSidePhil 4:31 – 4:37:

There is a lot of people, who on YouTube, have actually made it big singing karaoke; I mean, Justin Bieber was one of them.

The Gaming Nobodies 4:37 – 4:39:

Protest movement called: Save Bieber.

SXEPhil 4:39 – 4:46:

Justin Bieber would have been put in jail at the beginning of his career if this law was already in place, and, as much as I can joke on Bieber, that is insane!

Larry Lessig (TED Talks) 4:46 – 5:13:

We can’t make our kids passive again; we can only make them quote “pirates,” and is that good? We live in this weird time, this kind of age of prohibitions. Where in many areas of our life we live constantly against the law, ordinary people live life against the law, and that is what we are doing to our kids. They live life knowing they live it against the law.

DarkSidePhil 5:13 – 5:20:

In the U.S. government, what typically happens is, when they try to get a bill passed, all of a sudden, someone will try to tack something else onto the bill.

SXEPhil 5:20 – 5:26:

If you do not stop them at this first step, they will take everything from everyone just because no one stood up.

South Park 5:26 – 5:59:

(Dramatic music)

(Detective) Now look in this window. Here you see the loving family of Master P. Next week is his son’s birthday, and all he’s ever wanted is an island in French Polynesia.

(Kyle) So he’s gonna get it right?

(Detective) I see an island without an owner. If things keep going the way they are, the child will not get his tropical paradise.

(Stan) We’re sorry; we’ll never download music for free again.

(Detective) Man must learn to think of these horrible outcomes before he acts selfishly or else I fear recording artists will be forever doomed to a life of only semi-luxury.

(Dramatic chime)

Larry Lessig (TED Talks) 5:59 – 6:06:

That realization is extraordinarily corrosive, extraordinarily corrupting.

SXEPhil 6:06 – 6:13:

So what I would beg you to do, depending on a how-many-step person you are—one step: click the link down below to join the petition to say no to this new bill.

Husky 6:13 – 6:17:

Just read it. Go check it out guys. See if it’s something you want to get behind to petition.

DarkSidePhil 6:13 – 6:25

If you are a U.S. Citizen, you have the right to help out. You can write your congress person, and explain, and say I don’t believe this bill is correct.

SXEPhil 6:25 – 6:27

And maybe contact your congressman.

Husky 6:27 – 6:32:

And spread the word. And so please post this video around—just so people know about this upcoming bill.

SXEPhil 6:32 – 6:34:

Share the petition with your friends.

Larry Lessig (TED Talks) 6:34 – 6:44:

And, in a democracy, we ought to be able to do better. Do better at least for them, if not for opening for business.

The Gaming Nobodies 6:44 – 6:46:

(Father) Bill.

(OopMyDowns) S.978! (Growls)