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Old 10-22-2006, 01:57 AM  
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Boy Scouts recruited by MPAA

Jaysus....

That too much like the Hitler Jügend, where the kids were asked to spy and report and "subversive" people.


http://apnews.excite.com/article/200...D8KSU3M00.html

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Boy Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, etc., etc. He is also respectful of copyrights. Boy Scouts in the Los Angeles area will now be able to earn an activity patch for learning about the evils of downloading pirated movies and music.

The patch shows a film reel, a music CD and the international copyright symbol, a "C" enclosed in a circle.

The movie industry has developed the curriculum.

"Working with the Boy Scouts of Los Angeles, we have a real opportunity to educate a new generation about how movies are made, why they are valuable, and hopefully change attitudes about intellectual property theft," Dan Glickman, chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, said in a statement Friday.

Scouts will be instructed in the basics of copyright law and learn how to identify five types of copyrighted works and three ways copyrighted materials may be stolen.

Scouts also must choose one activity from a list that includes visiting a movie studio to see how many people can be harmed by film piracy. They also can create public service announcements urging others not to steal movies or music.

Many of the Scouts in the Los Angeles area come from families whose members are somehow connected to the region's sprawling entertainment industry, said Victor Zuniga, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Area Council.

The program is being introduced to the 52,000 Scouts in the Los Angeles area, with plans to offer it to other California councils early next year. The program will reach Scouts ages 6 to 21.

Unlike a merit badge, an activity patch is not required to advance in the Scouts. Instead, they are awarded for various recreational and educational activities, such as conservation or volunteering at a food bank.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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Nothing screams out for Boy Scout intervention like "Intellectual Property Theft".
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:51 AM   #3
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:12 AM   #4
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Most of the "Intelectual Property" they are putting out these days isn't worth stealing, much less buying.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:47 AM   #5
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Most of the "Intelectual Property" they are putting out these days isn't worth stealing, much less buying.

Agreed. For most of it, the word "Intellectual" is a glaring misnomer.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:58 AM   #6
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Can't say I believe this will do much good but when you're on the other side of the table anything that prevents the illegal duplication/downloading/theft of films is okay in my book.
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:53 AM   #7
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That too much like the Hitler Jügend, where the kids were asked to spy and report and "subversive" people.
1. Isn't there some kind of principle or theorem about the effect of invoking Nazism in supporting your thesis?
2. Where did they indicate they got the badge for 'reporting' anything to anyone?
3. Which is it in your little comparison? 'Being Jewish is the moral equivalent of being a thief;' or 'being a thief is the moral equivalent of being Jewish.'
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:34 AM   #8
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This has got to rank right at the top for the dumbest post ever.

None of your assertions is supported by your foolish rant.

It’s an educational program for kids, to teach them the impact of stealing
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