Write 200 lines: “I must not BitTorrent all my music…” This weekend saw a controversy in the UK around a scheme to teach primary school children about the ills of online music piracy. The plan is the work of consultant Ruth Katz, supported by EMI’s charitable arm the EMI Music Sound Foundation. On her LinkedIn profile, Katz said she also had support from the IFPI, UK Music and the UK government. Critics have homed in on the suggestion that children as young as five would be the target of the scheme. It’s not just the UK where this sort of thing is controversial, though – the RIAA has been roundly criticised recently for its own educational materials for US schools.

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