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'Captain Copywright' Gets Re-Written
Negative attention causes funding concerns
by Karl Bode 02:09PM Wednesday Aug 16 2006
You may recall Captain Copyright, a Canadian "educational" campaign aimed at "teaching" kids the right and wrongs of intellectual property use. Not only was the project assailed for its myopic and one-sided discourse on the subject, some of the site's content was lifted from Wikipedia, and the "Captain Copyright" name itself was already in use. Techdirt points out that the bad press over the idea has the outfit worried about funding, so they're revamping the entire project.

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pnh102
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This guy needs some sort of arch-nemesis. No kid will buy into a superhero that doesn't periodically run into trouble with an arch-nemesis!
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Darth Trader!

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said by meskinct:

Darth Trader!
LMAO!
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said by dadkins:

said by meskinct:

Darth Trader!
LMAO!
HAHA very nice!
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said by meskinct:

Darth Trader!
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Careful...George Lucas may sue over copyrights being broken, as it's too close to the name of another famous villan...
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HAHAHAHAHAHA, NICE ONE!!!!111!!!!one

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said by apollo80:

Careful...George Lucas may sue over copyrights being broken, as it's too close to the name of another famous villan...
How about Grand Moff Tradin.

(He's not famous)
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But he will never evacuate in the moment of triumph.

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I think you underestimate thier chances!

But grand Moff Tradin is also good as well..

Who wants the Darth Tradin and captain copyright saber battle?

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OMGLMAO!!

I am rolling over here...

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ROFL

Thats Great!! I'm going as him for Halloween.
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said by pnh102:

This guy needs some sort of arch-nemesis. No kid will buy into a superhero that doesn't periodically run into trouble with an arch-nemesis!
How about Captain Hacker:
»www.techdirt.com/article.php?sid···34223#c5
Should children instead worship Captain Hacker, who writes computer viruses, "liberates" other people's credit card or social security numbers, defaces web sites, sells copies of movies on DVD's with magic marker labels, makes death threats against others all the time? Captain Hacker is 18 years old, wears black clothing all the time, thinks he's smart, and can be found at a fantasy gaming shop in any city.
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said by pnh102:

This guy needs some sort of arch-nemesis. No kid will buy into a superhero that doesn't periodically run into trouble with an arch-nemesis!
Sounds like Captain Copyright's arch-nemesis may already be Canadian copyright law.

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lol!
theres no cool name for copyright. superman...spiderman...
how about captain greedy corporate executive?
plus you gotta have a cool power too-
captain copyright only had the power of intimidation and corruption

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..and paying off various senators and other bodies of government.
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Clearly copyrights natural born enemy is Davy Jones.
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I'm seeing a great parody here

I'm seeing a great parody here, ripe for the picking.

Name: Captain Copywrong
Mission: To protect and serve the giant media companies by constantly expanding the scope of copyrights and fighting fair use.
Powers: 1. A legion of thugs who just happen to be lawyers, ready to attack anyone who might get in Captain Copywrong's way, especially children, grandparents, and dead people. 2. A large iron pipe he uses to destroy any electronic equipment he thinks violates copyrights. 3. A big fat wallet full of cash that he uses to bribe politicians so he can get favorable laws passed.
Nemesis: Pretty much anyone who opposes him. This "superhero" would actually attack the general public, not defend them. Also, at some point, the Framers of the Constitution would travel forward through time to remind the public of the real meaning and purpose of copyrights, but Captain Copywrong will vanquish them.

I'd love to see someone run with this. If I was half-way decent at drawing comics, I'd gladly do it. Of course, this is a U.S.-centric slant on the issue, and other countries will need slightly different treatments, but that shouldn't be a problem. And once the comics are up on a Web site, people can spread the URL through links on their own sites, sig files, etc.