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Should we teach copyright laws to children? Do you think that would succeed as a piracy-fighting plan?

Teaching Copyright Laws to Little Kids
Doing that could backfire since there is a general consensus that copyright laws are crazy and deceptive.
Why MPAA is backing anti-piracy curriculum for elementary school students:
'Groups representing Hollywood studios, music labels and Internet service providers are supporting a push to educate elementary school students about the evils of piracy and the value of copyrights...'
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-piracy-education-20131111,0,4733402,full.story#axzz2kLzsi8H1

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    Nov 17 2013: No copyright is completely wrong, we stand infront of this huge technology that suddenly allowes us to reproduce usefull applications / worth out of nothing but the energy required to rearrange a few bits worth of data... we should make use of it. Copy what you can guys!
    And we should in no way pay people for the product but pay them to create the product so everyone can make use of it.

    Not everyone can make use of a single chair right at the same time? But everyone could make use of data at the same time... lets get over this intellectual property, things without physical value (by physical value i mean things like a chair) could never be contained and thats what made us as humans progress, learn and understand faster then any other race, because the basic trick to humans as a species is the fact we can communicate information with an efficiency which no other species is able o, lets not try contain that information but support people who create it so EVERYONE can progress.

    Change the businessmodel, let people fund companys they trust will create great value for everyone, but not charge people to use the final product thats idiocy at its fines... BULLSHIT.

    Besides when you go out on the street and ask around why people buy the cd of an artist, youll not hear inorder to listen to his music but "inorder to support the artist"... because they want him to keep making music e.g. produce many more songs they can listen to in the future. -THATS THE POINT, those people got it even though they didnt abstract it as i did here.

    Oh and btw i dont see people who want to record 2 or 3 songs and be millionaires as artists, as such i dont support them in their doings, if your an artist you will be happy aslong as you can make your music and live a good life and thats perfectly possible and reasonable if you like what you do! Small artists wont die because they are seen as people and as such will always find support from their fans.
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      Nov 17 2013: 'Copy what you can guys!'

      The only thing that prevents me from totally doing that is when there's a
      clear copyright warning from the webpage :-) I'm reminded of AP's selfishness.
      If Reuters doesn't forbid copying from them, why is AP forbidding? Thanks Max.
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      Nov 25 2013: Hey Max, As a musician, and an electronic musician at that, I have to admit I see both sides of the argument. I give plenty of my music away. You can pretty much download any score I have ever digitized for free at Scribd and the Petrucci Library, and the majority of my music is online somewhere, either because I am selling it or because someone stole it and they are setting up as a free download. Or maybe I set it up as a free download and then someone else sets it up as such, and away we go! Fine with me, thousands of folks, maybe even a million by now, have accessed my music and writing (I write about music, go figure).

      I do have to argue against the notion that those that try to make money with their music aren't real artists, though (and we are excluding the Miley Cyrus variety...that's a whole different animal). I'm talking about your average musician, of which I personally know hundreds. I mean, we don't expect a surgeon or an engineer or a teacher or even a taxi driver to work for free, right? I mean, anyone can drive a car, so anyone can be a taxi driver. So taxi drivers should just be happy that someone is willing to LET them drive them around for free, right? Or maybe we just discard all the training a dentist has, teach someone how to do a basic cleaning without going to school, doesn't look that difficult right, I mean, really, it's gross, but how hard can it possibly be to wash out someone's mouth and notice that they haven't brushed in a decade? So the dentist should be happy that anyone is just willing to have them look in their mouth...?

      Anyway, you see where I am getting, I hope. So yeah, I like the open source thing, and people have at it at my music, they do anyway, but don't expect that artists have a lower economic standard than doctors or teachers or taxi drivers. We eat too. Just a thought next time you rip away. :)

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