> Let them know that you will be installing Parental Control Software
> so you can tell every place they have visited online,
> and everything they have instant messaged or written to
> a friend. Don't install it behind their back, but install it!
Mmmmm, sounds like a win-win situation: parents feel secure, software vendors are paid, and kids are unaffected whatsoever.
copyrightability (just as intelligence/sentience) IS NOT A TRIGGER.
I may rather creatively crumple a piece of paper into some interesting shape that would impress millions of people, and then by all means it should be copyrightable (whether it should be COPYRIGHTED in the end is not a subject of this discussion). But if I just crumple a paper napkin and throw it away -- NO WAI. There are gradations, and you CAN NOT establish a clear threshold between "can" and "can't".
(Sentience is the same way. You think animals are not sentient? Hell they are. Just not in the same direction as you, and, well, admittedly, not always as much as you.
"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons." -- Douglas Adams.)
1) How the VIDEO ITSELF is illegal again? It demonstrates how to crack software? So should we outlaw all the action movies because they demonstrate how to kill people, steal cars, rob banks, etc?
2) So, there are videos out there demonstrating how their uploaders break the law. So rather than taking them down, shouldn't police use them in court as a proof of the said uploaders breaking the copyright law?