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Boy Scouts offer new copyright merit badge

Via The Screen Grab, one of our favorite film blogs, comes this tasty story about how Boy Scouts can now earn a merit badge for learning how to respect copyright laws for music and movies. Here are the details:

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"The 52,000 Scouts who are eligible may earn the patch by participating in a curriculum produced by the MPAA. To earn the badge, Scouts must participate in several activities including creating a video public-service announcement 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."

And here's the lam-o badge:

Perhaps the tide is turning on the war against piracy, and Kid Rock will be able to eat again.

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