The above news link seems to pretty much screw with people who stream music while they draw. Although it's likely this law is aimed more towards those who set up a web stream JUST to stream their music collection or show off a music video they found (something you'd probably want to just send a YouTube link for anyway,) it's possible this new law could also target those who stream music in the background of whatever they are doing in a live webcast, and this is something many artists do when they stream themselves drawing a picture for whatever reason.
The question is, isn't it fair use since this person is streaming music they possibly own and is not exhibiting it for profit? And what about those who stream themselves playing video games, something I used to do often a couple of years ago? Isn't that fair use since I'm providing a demonstration of the game, possibly promoting it and encouraging viewers to buy it? What if the game has a licensed soundtrack like many sports games tend to have? is this a violation of the Fair Use Rights we have had ever since the days of VCR's?
If this law DOES mean that THESE acts are outlawed, then it's a means to be outraged. I've been considering performing new VG streams for months, but if I no longer can, then what can I do since I don't know how to draw well enough to be entertaining while I do it? And of course, since I have no tablet, that means I'd have to draw traditionally (which I wouldn't mind if I could draw good enough to not have to erase more than I draw) and there'd be issues with me keeping my camera positioned where the drawing could be seen.
TLDR: Can a new streaming law aimed at pirates also potentially harm artists who stream music as part of their show and not a main attraction. And if so, are video game streamers also affected? Are our Fair Use Rights dead?