The Los Angeles Council of the Boy Scouts of America will offer
rewards to Scouts who absorb a brainwashing regime written by the
MPAA. The merit patch in “respecting copyright” will almost certainly
not include any training on fair use, or anything about the fact that the
film industry is located in … Read more at BoingBoing
I am strongly opposed to the Boy Scouts of America presenting a one
sided propagandist view on an issue that is full of debate and
long-term social implication for future generations. I urge the BSA to
reach out to organizations like EFF and Public Knowledge to educate
themselves on the issues relating to copyrights. The BAS should not be
a grounds for disseminating propaganda but a place to learn to think for
oneself and make responsible and informed decisions.
I am an Eagle Scout and proud of both the accomplishment and the
lessons that I learned from scouts relating to community service and
responsibility. I will do everything I can as an Eagle Scout to
ensure that that the BSA does not become a platform for propaganda.