Advocacy Group to Music Fans: Free Justin Bieber!

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Attention, Beliebers: Justin Bieber, and free speech advocates everywhere, need your help.

The 17-year old star is at the center of a campaign - aptly titled Free Justin Bieber - initiated by Fight for the Future, a fair-use advocacy group that's urging citizens to vote against congressional law S.978.

What the heck is congressional law S.978?

Justin Bieber in Jail

It's a rule that would make it illegal for individuals to stream/use copyrighted music in an online video. And where does Bieber come into this debate?

He was discovered by Usher via a homemade YouTube video of himself covering a handful of R&B hits. If this law is passed, such an act might result in a prison stint. Instead of a record deal.

"Tell Congress to get a clue and stop trying to jail people for singing," the organization says in a statement, asking folks to sign its online petition. "Congress has no business making ordinary Internet users criminals for expressing themselves online."

Seriously. Under this law, five-year old Sophia Grace Brownlee would be a criminal.

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