Young Minds Exposed To Entertainment Industry Propaganda

from Downhill Battle: MPAA has hired Junior Achievement to go into schools and teach an anti-filesharing, “safety on the internet” class, intimidatingly-dubbed, “What’s the Diff?”. The Business Software Alliance, meanwhile, is paying the Weekly Reader to include their anti-piracy curriculum in the publication which goes out to millions of students. Putting aside the extremely problematic nature of an education system that lets companies buy their way into the classroom, both of these curriculums are narrow, misleading, and intended simply to scare students away from using filesharing software (and the internet).
Downhill Battle is fighting back with Copyright Curriculum, a wiki-like site aimed at adults and Kids Smell Bullshit, for kids.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today, I'm the founder and creative director at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon. We bring integrated marketing solutions to our clients in healthcare, human services, real estate, fashion, outdoor recreation, and food and beverage.