Article: American Library Association to Educate Kids About Copyright

From Wired News comes “Copyright Crusaders Hit Schools,” an article about the American Library Association’s campaign to educate kids about copyright and fair use.

For the third year in a row, software companies are supplying schools with materials that promote their antipiracy position on copyright law. But for the first time this year, the library association is presenting its own material, hoping to give kids a more balanced view of copyright law.

The American Library Association will distribute its materials through high-school librarians this winter or spring. In September, the ALA will hold focus groups with teenagers to better understand how they use the Internet, what they think about the technology and what language they use. That information will contribute to ALA-created comic books that address various copyright issues relevant to students.

Thanks to Steve Nelson of Marquette Law School for passing this one on.