Content Industry Will Educate Students on PiracyAdded: Friday, October 4th, 2013
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The entertainment industry has somehow managed to convince lawmakers of the United States that schools and kindergartens should launch a brainwashing campaign about piracy. The MPAA, the RIAA and the country’s major ISPs have developed a new school curriculum to tell kids that peer-to-peer is worse than cheating on homework.
Kids in California elementary schools will be first to be educated within the program. It will be at different levels, from kindergarten to the sixth grade. In the meantime, the attempt at corporate brainwashing on developing minds has failed with civil liberties groups. However, the EFF believes that the material given to children was just thinly disguised corporate propaganda – inaccurate and inappropriate. The industry falsely suggests that ideas are property, while building on others’ ideas always requires permission. In other words, instead of creating content, students should be worrying about their impact on corporate profits.
Each grade’s material contains a short video and a worksheet for teachers, who are instructed to tell their students about worse consequences if they commit a copyright infringement. At the same time, the material doesn’t say anything about fair use and students will be told that using works without permission is stealing. The industry explained that fair use wasn’t a part of the teaching material because sixth graders won’t be able to grasp it. But they promised to later develop material for older children that will discuss fair use.
Taking into account that the whole thing is controversial, the critics would have thought it was better that children were also instructed in the concept of sharing data and how it really works.
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Friday, October 4th, 2013
|posted by (2013-10-04 23:43:44)|
|you cant educate pork|
|In my home, when I was a kid, I was taught to share, a trait I passed on to my children. They have in turn, passed it on to my grandchildren, who I am sure, will pass this trait on to their children. Home trumps school. It is a stupid program that wastes time & money. The industry needs to change their business model and join the digital age or dry up and die like any other business that does not change with the times.|
|They cant convince people with experience and perspective that their right so pick on some little kids. Greedy Bastads!|
|posted by (2013-10-05 03:05:18)|
|Bastards! Why won't anyone think of the children! Oh wait... they are thinking of them, that is, their own children and their future ability to inherit a mulitbillion dollar empire.|
|posted by (2013-10-05 22:24:41)|
|how am I supposed to be proud to be a Californian when this stupid sh!t keeps happenin??? next thing ya know my nephew will hand me over to the geshtapo for re-education|
|teach them by what ever reason you give everybody knows their profit.|
they have enough profit what they worth.
|Excellent idea get them into the habbit of how to d/l how much you can save and what vast profits they make,kids are not daft im sure most will hopefully go on to be successful pirates.|
|posted by (2013-10-13 11:54:25)|
|I have a potato with an evil eye, and its nonidentical twin brother is budding out the side of it. Anyone know where I can get the paperwork to copyright it? lol|
|I'm glad schools will teach my kids about piracy, then I won't have to teach them how to install a torrent client and where to steal shit if their schools are already doing it for me!||
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