June 2, 2006

Captain Copyright: Hell No!

In an attempt to try and "educate" youngsters, the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency is attempting to give the world a new superhero, someone who has no powers besides to look cool.

Or actually, he has many powers, including miraculously turning legal copies of books into magical objects that will let you pass all tests instantly with A's, being able to stop someone taking all the credit for collaborative research.

What do any of this have to do with copyright law? Nothing. So what does this do?

It makes teachers use up valuable class time and instead of teaching actual subjects, talks about copyright law. Because we all know that 1st graders must learn NOT TO VIOLATE COPYRIGHTS.

Why can't they just let the parents do their job?

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