Brainwashing Kids Early About Intellectual Property
from the moral-questions dept
In the UK they’re now trying to teach kids that file sharing is bad while they’re still in elementary school. I can understand the arguments for teaching about intellectual property – but since intellectual property laws are currently so unclear, I think it’s dangerous to indoctrinate children so young with the ideas of what’s right and what’s wrong in a subject that many people don’t agree on. Of course, maybe this will just make the kids more rebellious, and they’ll shout down the idiot adults who don’t know what they’re talking about. I’m all for discussing the concepts with people of all ages – however, I don’t think it’s fair to tell the kids flat out that “file sharing is bad”, when that’s certainly open for debate. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if school children have some very interesting opinions on what’s wrong and what’s right about file sharing.