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Record industry to teach school kids anti-piracy lessons!

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posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 01:13 PM

Reeling from a massive sting in the current intertnet battle against illegal file sharing, it seems the Record industry is pulling no punches in educating OUR youngsters against online piracy.

NOW our kids are going to be receiving first hand misinformation from these greedy bastards.

Critics suggest the initiative is designed to protect commercial interests rather than provide a valuable educational experience.

The anti-piracy scheme is run by music industry consultant Ruth Katz, who also works for record giant EMI

Is this not brainwashing?

Add to this the draconian proposal of cutting people off from the internet just for having being suspected of downloading something.

I hate to link the Dailymail, but i've not seen this article before...

[edit on 24-11-2009 by mr-lizard]

posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 01:16 PM
I'm never happy when any business sets school curriculum.

If it's a class explaining what is legal and what is not I might not worry as much. Children can be easily confused by the legalities online.

If it's just bashing file sharing it's another story altogether.

posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 01:20 PM
piracy will never stop its part of the free net itself, i dont see it ever being stopped personally

posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 01:45 PM
It's desperate measures time - EMI itself is on very shakey ground at the moment and it's looking like xmas sales this year will be an all time low.

EMIs European wing recently relocated to Germany from the UK as part of a massive cost-cutting exercise and inside rumours have it that they won't last more than a couple of years unless something drasticly good happens for them.

I don't know any "kids" that consider buying music these days unless they're DJs. Personally I really like having the product in my hands, but having worked for a large corporate music retailer, I'll only buy from online now as I am thoroughly disgusted by their business practices.

If anyone still wants physical product I'd encourage them to stay away from the high street.

posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 02:24 PM
Hiya Jokei

Have you got a link to that UK to Germany move please.

posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 02:25 PM
i cant see this being a huge worry, they teach children not to take drugs and yet many do later in life, they teach them sex education (just about) yet teen pregnancies are still high. i agree it seems like brainwashing to meet their own agenda but i still think kids will do what they want in the end, at least i hope so...

posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 02:34 PM
Well what can anybody expect from corporate run government, doesn't anybody understands that we are nothing but slaves, get used to it.

Better start with the newest generation so they learn early in life to stay in their places.

See is going to be a time when older generations like mine are to be the reminding anarchist dinosaurs.

posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by mr-lizard

It happened whilst I was still working for HMV, the move was pretty messed up, they, somehow didn't manage to take into account the extra time to get product from Germany to the UK - AND new releases came in 2-3 days late for the first few weeks!!!

The whole industry is ludicrously out-dated and constantly outshone by kids in their bedrooms either downloading or making music. Also take into account that the fact is - music really isn't that exciting anymore these days...

Who needs Coldplay? Who needs another 3 versions of them?

Kids will pay for Xbox and PS3 games though because they're exciting - to them.

The glory days of the 50s/60s/70s and 80s are gone, record companies won't take the chance on something they believe to be art when a rival label has a band that sells well, they just find a soundalike.

Listen to a uy like Simon Cowell who said he wouldn't sign the Beatles these days.

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