by Mike Masnick
Fri, May 2nd 2008 8:30am
We've already seen the entertainment industry put together propaganda curriculums for kids about "intellectual property" that are so tilted and one-sided that the kids roll their eyes and challenge many of the statements. But that's not stopping the industry. Now it's funding a children's charity to push out the same propaganda to kids, warning the kids about how awful file sharing is, and how dangerous it is. Who knew that charities could be funded to promote the obsolete business model of a dying industry? Somehow I doubt that the charity's discussion will delve into things like "fair use," collaboration, sharing, the promotional aspects of content and artists who embrace file sharing to good results. I wonder why...
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