Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Copyright weasels: CNET reports the Business Software Alliance trade group is using a four-page comic book to promote its "Play It Safe in Cyber Space," designed to scare kids away from swapping software, games and music through peer-to-peer networks. The comic, which features a cartoon ferret tentatively named, ahem, Copyright Crusader, will be distributed in conjunction with Weekly Reader magazine:

"The ferret, by the way, does seem to be an odd mascot choice for an organization devoted to strict legal adherence, given that the weasel-like mammals are outlawed in California and several other states."