In 2007, a 12-year-old Justin Bieber began recording videos of himself singing covers of popular songs and uploading them to YouTube. A copyright reform organization called Fight for the Future created a website called FreeBieber.org to highlight the danger that a pending anti-streaming bill could make the creation of such videos a felony. The 17-year-old Justin Bieber, now an international superstar, apparently doesn’t appreciate the unauthorized campaign. So he (apparently) had his lawyers send out a cease-and-desist order.
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