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Archived updates for Thursday, November 18, 2004

The Smell of I/P Activism?

The music activists at Downhill Battle have launched "two new websites in response to the attempts by lobbying groups for Hollywood and the software industry to force misleading and propagandistic curriculums about filesharing and online rights into public schools. The first page is called Kids Smell Bullshit ( and, as you may have guessed, this one's for the kids. Complete with a letter / photo contest (win an ipod mini!), a wiki to transform the bogus curricula, and a ton of crazy crap that kids love."

"The second is a slightly more serious page called the Collaborative Copyright and Technology Law Curriculum ( This one's for the grownups in the house who want to do some serious ass-whooping. It's a wiki (a collaborative editing/writing tool) for building a balanced, accurate copyright curriculum for teachers that want to address these issues in their classroom."
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