[thomas at efn.no: Teach Copyright Right! (fwd)]

Andreas Tolf Tolfsen ato at fsfe.org
Thu May 28 14:45:46 UTC 2009

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Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 16:22:41 +0200 (CEST)
From: Thomas Gramstad <thomas at efn.no>
To: efn-listen at ifi.uio.no
Subject: Teach Copyright Right! (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 08:00:25 -0500 (CDT)
From: Electronic Frontier Foundation <membership at eff.org>
Subject: Teach Copyright Right!

Dear Thomas,

Last week, the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation -- a
nonprofit mouthpiece for the entertainment and software industries
-- unveiled plans to spread its protectionist ideas to the
nation's schools and libraries through the distribution of a
curriculum titled "Think First, Copy Later."  "Think First, Copy
Later" and other intimidating educational materials were produced by
the MPAA, RIAA, Business Software Alliance, and other content holders
to scare students into believing that making copies is wrong.

EFF knows that the creators and innovators of tomorrow don't need more
intimidation.  What they need is solid, accurate information that will
help them make smart choices about how to use new technologies.
That's why EFF is launching the free, Creative Commons-licensed
"Teaching Copyright" curriculum and website to help educators explore
copyright issues in their classrooms.  These materials encourage
students to discover their legal rights and responsibilities --
including how to make full and fair use of technology that is
revolutionizing learning and the exchange of information.

The debates over copyright and technology -- whether they take
place in classrooms, pressrooms or courtrooms -- should be based
on facts, not fear.  Help EFF in our ongoing efforts to educate the
public -- including smart, creative and inquisitive young people
-- about the purpose and limits of copyright law.

Please donate to EFF today!


Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Andreas Tolf Tolfsen
<ato at fsfe.org>

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