Michael Jackson says Congress should make no laws that could land music fans in jail for downloading songs illegally over the Internet. "I am speechless about the idea of putting music fans in jail for downloading music. It is wrong to download, but the answer cannot be jail," Jackson said in a statement released Monday. The pop star was referring to a bill before Congress that would make it a federal felony to obtain copyright works over the Internet without permission.Link to AP story, Discuss (Thanks, Caines)
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