Boy Scouts and the “Respect Copyrights” anti piracy badge.

The MPAA is making the rounds again and this time they are teaching Boy Scouts about movie/music piracy. The Scouts are 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. Once they have completed these tasks they are awarded with a Respect Copyright badge. From what I’ve read on Ars Technica they are asking kids to run this Parent File Scan on their machines at home which will output a report of all the P2P and file sharing/downloading apps that are installed on their parents computer(s). Lovely.
Fun stuff to be had boys and girls.

Ars Technica