Be Careful What You Download; A Boy Scout Might Be Watching.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Motion Picture Association, in conjunction with the Japan Boy Scouts, has created the world’s first merit badge awarded for “respect and protection of intellectual property.”

Evidently, the Motion Picture Association of America has approached the Boy Scouts several times in an attempt to persuade the Boy Scouts of America to create a similar badge. Thus far, the Boy Scouts are not considering the badge. The appropriately named spokesman for the National Council of the Boy Scouts, Greg Shields, has suggested that such a badge would be a departure from the other badges, which generally relate to career skills or lifelong interest. Well, Greg, the way things are going, a viable career choice in the U.S. will be National Police. Then the badge could be part of the invasion of privacy skill set.

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