Oh, “Baby!” A battle is brewing between teen pop star Justin Bieber and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) over an anti-piracy bill she is sponsoring.
The baby-faced Canadian pop star told Washington radio station Hot 99.5 on Friday that the congresswoman should be “put away in cuffs” for her support of a bill that would make it a felony to post unlicensed content online 10 times in 180 days. The bill is backed by the Recording Industry Association of America, the Motion Picture Association of America and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
UPDATE: A spokesperson for Sen. Klobuchar's office told The Hill, "Justin Bieber must have been misled about the content of this bill. It's not about people posting their personal work on the web. This is common sense legislation that passed through the Judiciary Committee with no objection from either party. The bill only covers the intentional commercial theft of things like books, commercial music, and movies, including foreign piracy."
The Washington Scene has more on what the teen pop star thinks of Sen. Klobuchar’s law.