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Access Copyright Responds

Access Copyright is quoted in this article on the Captain Copyright controversy, responding to the concerns regarding the site and its approach to copyright education.

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June 9, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

The Continuing Adventures of Captain Copyright

The Captain Copyright debacle continues with Access Copyright seemingly editing the site on the fly as the criticism mounts.  I already noted the changes to the linking policy, while Matthew Skala calls attention to the removal of materials that used content from Wikipedia. As part of the continuing adventures of […]

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June 5, 2006 2 comments News

Linking to Captain Copyright

One of the discussion points regarding Access Copyright's Captain Copyright, has been the attempt to restrict who can link to the site.  Interestingly, Access Copyright has now altered the specific linking terms.  The earlier version, which is still used for the main Access Copyright site, provided that:

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June 3, 2006 2 comments News

Captain Copyright

Access Copyright has launched a new site that borders on parody, but is apparently serious.  Captain Copyright, is a new "superhero" that educates children about the virtues of copyright, rushing to the scene in the event that someone publishes research without proper credit.  While my first reaction to the site was that it is just silly, as I dug deeper, I now find it shameful.  These materials, targeting kids as young as six years old, misrepresents many issues and proposes classroom activities that are offensive.

In addition to the Captain Copyright series, there are a series of "games" and educational activities targeting kids and teachers beginning in Grade One. These so-called activities are of particular interest to me since one of my kids is currently in Grade Two and another starts Grade One in September.  It is pointless to go through each exercise to point to the misconceptions and half-truths that it seeks to bring into my child's classroom, but a few merit comment.
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May 31, 2006 26 comments News