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Thursday, December 21, 2006
Los Angeles-area Boy Scouts can earn "activity patch" in copyright
Los Angeles-area Boy Scouts (this author used to be among them) will now be able to receive an "activity patch" in respecting
copyrights . Different from a merit badge, The Associated Press reports that "an activity patch is not required to advance in the Scouts. Instead, they are awarded for various recreational and educational activities, such as conservation or volunteering at a food bank." Scouts will get a primer in copyright law, will have to identify five types of copyright, and will get to visit a movie studio to learn about "how many people can be harmed by film piracy," as defined by the
MPAA . Boing Boing also adds that a movement is underway to educate the Los Angeles Area Council about their concerns of potentially pushing the MPAA's agenda. Jay Neely, an Eagle Scout (as is this author), writes on Boing Boing : "If it's as one-sided or erroneous as your post worries it will be, I'd like to get other current or former scouts to take part in a concerted effort to write the Los Angeles Area Council with our concerns." So basically, this ain't over yet, Hollywood. [Thanks, Rollins] Read - The Associated Press Read - Boing Boing
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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I'm so very excited this morning for my friend Colleen. Her year old non-profit organization entitled "Watering Malawi" was just featured by the AP. I love that the article starts off by pointing out a very important fact. "Colleen Burroughs was worried about the people of Malawi long before Madonna created an international sensation by adopting a child from the African nation." This is true for many other organizations as well I bet. Sorry Madonna, you can't take all the credit. Here is a link to the article and her site.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Eye To Eye: Linda Solomon
My friends Bill and Aimee Buchanan never cease to amaze me. One of their youth group kids found a potato that looks like its smiling while washing potatoes in preparation for a fund raiser. Most of us would laugh and stick it on the youth group wall until it started growing things. Their church decided to auction it off on ebay and put that money towards their fundraiser for Darfur. Who would have ever know that a week later they would have been featured on CNN. Check out this media coverage.
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These are just a few. People can't pay for this kind of media attention.