The ‘Respecting Copyrights’ Merit Badge: The New Must-Have Accessory For Filesharers

Oct 20th, 2006 // 2 Comments

Our West Coast bretheren at Defamer are offering a printable version of the newest merit badge offered by the Boy Scouts of Los Angeles: “Respecting Copyrights.” Presumably, in order to receive this horribly ugly piece of fabric, a scout has to turn all of his godless filesharing friends into the RIAA, MPAA, and FBI, but we think you all deserve some sort of prize for giving us tips and leaks during our first five weeks. So here’s what you should do: Print out this badge, attach it to your shirt while you’re scouring the Web for torrents of the new Clipse record, and let us know if you actually find the damn thing, because we keep turning up dry.

Defamer Clip N’ Save: Your Very Own ‘Respecting Copyrights’ Badge [Defamer]
Previously: Idolator’s copyright-busting MP3 archive


  1. Ned Raggett

    An Eagle Scout speaks: I don’t think that’s a merit badge but one of the eight million program or activity badges you can get doing this and that, a lot of which are local like this program. It makes it no less ridiculous.

  2. KurticusMaximus

    Eagle Scouts unite!

    Yeah, I don’t think this is a full-fledged merit badge, and if it is, it’s ugly as hell.

    The EFF should develop a “Free Culture” merit badge.

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