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share a tune, go to jail

Our friends at wired report that sharing music may turn into a mighty expensive hobby.

A new bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would land a person in prison for five years and impose a fine of $250,000 for uploading a single file to a peer-to-peer network.

The bill was introduced by Reps. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and Howard Berman (D-Calif.). They said the bill is designed to increase domestic and international enforcement of copyright laws.

You may want to consider such information next time such politicians for sale come up for election.

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