Sample Pirates Beware!
A new bill, which passed on Tuesday by the House, proposes up to 3 years in prison for anyone who electronically distributes software or songs that have not been released to the public, or movies that haven't been released on video or DVD.
The bill, awaiting the president's signature, calls for up to 3 years' imprisonment for anyone who illegally distributes a copyrighted work for profit, distributes pirated material or videotapes movies in theaters. Subsequent offenses carry up to 10 years in prison for copyright infringement of pre-release material for financial gain.
Unreleased sample libraries may be subject to the bill.
The sample police will hunt them down !