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Boy Scouts Offer Stupidest Merit Badge Ever  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

This is so absurd, I thought it had to be a joke - but it isn't:

But in the Los Angeles area, Scouts will now be able to earn their stripes by proselytizing about the evils of copyright piracy.
Officials with the local Boy Scouts and the Motion Picture Assn. of America on Friday unveiled the Respect Copyrights Activity Patch — emblazoned with a large circle "C" copyright sign along with a film reel and musical notes.


Story:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...46565.story?coll=la-home-headlines


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User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

The innocence of childhood.........gone forever!

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Did anyone catch these?

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and visiting a video-sharing website to identify which materials are copyrighted. They may also watch a movie and discuss how people behind the scenes would be harmed if the film were pirated.



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In addition, the Scouts agreed to search Internet file-sharing sites and turn in sites and users they see violating the law.

Jesus, its boy scout Vigilantism.... This is really stupid. I for one am appalled at the Boy Scouts idea to launch this. I, as an eagle scout am very disappointed in what is basicly teaching kids "rat out your commie-pinko slut file sharing friends"



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):
They may also watch a movie and discuss how people behind the scenes would be harmed if the film were pirated.

I remember some ad that the MPAA ran before the trailers a few years back where some stage hand was crying about how movie piracy was costing him money. Not exactly sure how that happens since he gets paid as the movie is being filmed. Last time I checked the grips and gaffers don't get a percentage of the gross.

As for the Boy Scouts...real great badge to offer. Do you get an oak leaf cluster or something if you turn in one of your scouting buddies?



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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 1):
The innocence of childhood.........gone forever!




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User currently offlineSpeedbird747BA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 4):

HAHAHAHAHAHA

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12118 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2696 times:
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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

First of all, this is not a Boy Scout Merit Badge, but rather an activity badge that doesn't count toward Eagle requirement. To me it isn't a bad idea to educate young people of the issues of copyright and trademark violations, especially as to the ease and often abuse of many young teens to illegally download music and videos. It does tie in with the ethics that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) tries to teach.
As to the ban of adult and openly known homosexuals as adult leaders in BSA groups, I believe that there is a confusion of 2 very different situations - of homosexuals and those who sexually assault minor boys. To me this is in part due to the liability and related insurance issues and a number of well documented cases of sexual assault of minor boys by adult scout leaders. For several years now, to be a registered adult leader involved with the BSA, one can be subject to a criminal check to see if one has any criminal records, especially as to sexual crimes.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11667 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7):
To me it isn't a bad idea to educate young people of the issues of copyright and trademark violations, especially as to the ease and often abuse of many young teens to illegally download music and videos. It does tie in with the ethics that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) tries to teach.

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Thats exactly what I was thinking when I read the news item. It is after all breaking the law to steal music, and I can imagine that probably 90% of kids don't even realise this is the case.

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7):
To me it isn't a bad idea to educate young people of the issues of copyright and trademark violations, especially as to the ease and often abuse of many young teens to illegally download music and videos. It does tie in with the ethics that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) tries to teach

Agree completely.

My only concern is that they are teaching the MPAA's version of copyright law, not what copyright law actually says.



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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Haha, half of these kids are probably geeks with an inside and out knowledge of DVD Decrypter.  laughing 


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2541 times:

This Eagle Scout has to say that really is the lamest Boy Scout badge ever. Non-merit badge special patches are supposed to be something unique to be earned, (Like from Philmont, Sea Base, Nat'l Jamboree, or the High Adventure program at some Scout Camps) this one is just stupid.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2536 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 10):
Haha, half of these kids are probably geeks with an inside and out knowledge of DVD Decrypter.

Exactly my point! Now where is that Peer Guardian update....


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This Eagle Scout



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User currently onlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 21 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
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Quoting MainMAN (Reply 1):
The innocence of childhood.........gone forever!

Yes

The "big five" are using the Boy Scouts to do their work for them (for free, probably). Sounds like big business at work. I guess profits can be maximized by having people work for free.

http://musicians.about.com/library/big5/blbig5.htm

I have to admit, this is a smart idea.

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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 21 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Next is the Junior Minute Men Merit Badge.

I can just see a kid in a Boy Scout uniform telling an illegal immigrant "Stop in your tracks mister or I'm gunna Pine Wood Derby your ass."

Dave



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