King Bieber has issued his latest decree: Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar must go to prison! He really doesn't like a new law she's proposed.
Bieber was asked on a radio show today about the Klobuchar-sponsored Commercial Felony Streaming Act, which would make it a felony punishable by five years to illegally stream copyrighted content online.
"That guy needs to be locked up," Bieber said, replicating the gender confusion that he often inspires. "Whoever she is, she needs to know that I'm saying she needs to be locked up, put away in cuffs."
Bieber said that he loves it when his fans record themselves singing his copyrighted songs and post them to YouTube. And according to some critics, Klobuchar's bill could make it a felony to simply post a video of yourself singing a copyrighted song to YouTube, which is dumb since nobody should go to jail for posting a video of themselves singing a Ke$ha song. (Whether someone should go to jail for writing a Ke$ha song is another, very worthwhile question.)
But Klobuchar has said Bieber's fans are safe. "It's not about people posting their personal work on the web," she said. "The bill only covers the intentional commercial theft of things like books, commercial music, and movies, including foreign piracy.""
Now millions of Beliebers are probably swarming Klobuchar's Wikipedia page to vandalize it and coming up with #Klobucharssux hastags on Twitter. Maybe Bieber will inspire the passage of the Klobuchar Felony Act, which put her in jail for five years—once all his fans reach voting age they could probably vote in enough diehard Beliebers to make it happen.
Oh, and, strangely, even as Bieber campaigns for the Klobuchar's imprisonment, his lawyers are trying to shut down the website Freebieber.org, which is fighting the bill by suggesting it would put Bieber in jail. Maybe all these people should just go to jail. [via TorrentFreak]