Perhaps it is just because my son is in the Cub Scouts, but I found this article on Ars Technica that the MPAA has pursuaded the Boy Scouts to give out a “respect copyright” patch based on MPAA developed materials revolting beyond measure.
Since when did indoctronating kids in corporate propoganda become part of scouting? I don't see anything about a “respect fair use” patch.
This is only the latest stunt in the general propoganda war waged by big media companies and trade groups against children through trusted institutions. Already these same trade associations and companies sponsor and develop lesson plans targeted to promote thier view of how copyright law should work — without providing any balanced perspectives on fair use or informing students of what copies they can explicitly create by law.
This is not about training youngsters to respect the law. This is about promoting a particular corporate perspective under the guise of trusted institutions.