Organizations like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are great at demanding that everyone else pay for content. But it turns out they aren’t so great at paying for it themselves.
Here’s what happens when you watch a recently-released, anti-piracy PSA video shot for elementary school children all the way to the end (we first reported the PSA here). The campaign was spearheaded by the RIAA, MPAA, as well as various ISPs, operating within the ‘Internet Keep Safe Coalition’.
The anti-piracy video features young narrators telling their peers not to steal, including one whose mom was laid off by her videogame employer because of piracy problems. Here’s that video, in full (first obtained by Wired):
This is all part of a proposed curriculum for California Public Schools, one with a central theme: pay for content, and don’t share it for free. Which is sort of the opposite of what Creative Commons stands for.