While a cynic might suggest that the change is attitude is due primarily to the growing number of schools that dropped links to Captain Copyright, to its desire for government funding, and to the public bashing from the CLA, it is good to see that Access Copyright is committed to making changes. However, three small points in response to the statement.
Second, the explanation regarding the linking policy is simply not credible. The policy was virtually identical to one used by the main Access Copyright site and presumably was just cut and pasted. Protecting kids would mean avoiding links to inappropriate content from the Captain Copyright site, not to the site. Access Copyright should acknowledge that the policy was a mistake and drop it altogether, particularly since linking policies are unnecessary and unlikely to be enforceable.
Third, Access Copyright should move forward in a fully transparent manner by indicating who has been involved in creating the current materials and naming the members of its advisory board. The education community and the broader public should be allowed to judge for themselves whether Access Copyright has adopted a balanced approach before anyone even considers bringing Captain Copyright into the classroom.