“You put two USA lawyers in opposing sides of any infringement lawsuit and they can’t agree on how to interpret the law and its frequently contradictory jurisprudence. They can’t even agree on what infringement is.
“And someone expects some kids in China to have knowledge of IP law’?”
Under discussion was the fact that in Hong Kong, Boy Scouts now have to toe the Hollywood line by ‘earning’ Intellectual Property merit badges.
Reads like a spoof, doesn’t it? But sadly, it isn’t because a new crime has come into being, and it’s sweeping the world.
It’s mind-rape, corporate child molestation of the worst kind, and perpetrating it with not only impunity, but implicit encouragement from parents, are the entertainment and software cartels who are invading schools and other institutions to teach our children right from wrong, good from bad and what’s fair and what isn’t.
Hollywood, traditionally one of the most corrupt places on earth, and the equally tainted music and software companies prating to our kids about right and wrong? It’s like Jack the Ripper branching into cosmetic surgery.
In Hong Kong, kids are also copyright spies, and behind this terrible reality is Hollywood’s MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) in its MPA guise.
And now it’s come to America.
The MPAA proudly announces it’s scammed the Los Angeles Area Boy Scouts of America into a, “new education program”.
The Big Six studios, Time Warner, Viacom, Fox, Sony, NBC Universal and Disney, want to, “help raise awareness about the value of copyrights among the over 52,000 young people involved in Boy Scout programs in the greater Los Angeles area,” they say.
“The curriculum is part of an ongoing effort to educate kids about copyright protection and change attitudes towards intellectual property theft.
Troops will, “choose from a number of activities” to qualify for a “Respect Copyrights” patch.
“Activities include creating a public service announcement that demonstrates the importance of copyright protection or visiting a movie studio to learn about the people, time and costs required to make a movie and others,” says the MPAA.
And the studios actually managed to get Victor Zuniga, Los Angeles Area Council Public Relations Director for the Boy Scouts of America, to issue a statement endorsing the debacle without the slightest trace of shame.
“We are excited to work with the MPAA to provide this new educational opportunity to our more than 52,000 young people who participate in our programs including: Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturing and Learning for Life, and are working to expand the program to include all Boy Scout councils within the Southern California area,” the MPAA hacksters have him saying.
There are all kinds of examples of cartel invasions of our classrooms as they pollute the minds of our children with their disgusting, self-serving corporate junk, imposing standards designed to do only one thing: turn them into mindless consumers.
“The Respect Copyrights patch is a fun way for young kids to learn more about the what goes into making movies while garnering a deep appreciation.”
There’s no reason whatsoever for a child to know the slightest thing about intellectual property law, and to claim they need IP instruction is not merely farcical, it’s obscene.
The right and proper action for LA parents who love their kids to take is to make a huge fuss. Write to their local newspaper, call the local radio and TV stations, organize a concerned parents’ group.
Want to go camping? Camp on Victor Zuniga’s front lawn.
And they’d be doing it not ony for their own child, but for every child in America and everywhere else in the world because one thing is for sure: the people who run the Hollywood and other cartels won’t stop with LA, and nor will they stop with the Scouts.
“I can’t help but think back (way too long ago) to the alternate version of the Boy Scout Oath we sometimes joked around with,” says Bill Evans dryly:
On my honor I will do my best,
To take what they give me,
And steal the rest.
Next it’ll be the Girl Guides and Sparks. Then the Sea cadets, Navy cadets, Air cadets, and ……….
Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it. All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children.
~ George Orwell, 1984
I’m a former girl scout who enjoyed learning archery, survival skills, and self-defense, while my male peers mastered cooking and sewing, and I well remember the mania I had for collecting merit badges,” says a post on sivacracy.net, from whence the pic came. “According to the article, there are no plans to develop a similar program in the United States, but I designed some nifty badges just in case the American scouting leadership has a change of heart.
(Thanks for the above, Masha)
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