Tuesday, January 31, 2006

NEW COPYRIGHT SQUAD BORROWS A LESSON FROM HISTORY

How to catch the copyright cheats, eh? In a move which might stir memories of the current Pope's youth, a group in Hong Kong has been established to get young people involved. The Youth League for Monitoring Internet Piracy has approached 200,000 kids, offering them a way of informing on suspected copyright violations. It's not yet known if there will be any rewards on offer - although we'd expect some sort of double prize if you denounce one of your own family - but it's nice to see the entertainment industry piloting the application of some tried and tested ideas from the 20th century to make sure nobody gets a single track without paying for it.

[Thanks to Nerys Hucker for the link]