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Soviet-like antipiracy campaign targeted at kids in Mexico

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The mexican newspaper El Universal published a contest for kids sponsored by IMPI (the organization that in charge of “intelectual property” and patents in Mexico) which invites kids to report to the IMPI for any “piracy” acts their parents, teachers and friends do.

Gunnar Wolf sent an open letter (in spanish) to the newspaper and the chairman of the IMPI about the concerns and attrocities this campaign is doing on kids and society in general.

This technique of making society turn into itself by spying and reporting on each other is a well known tactic used by the Soviet Union (and now in USA). We must not tolerate this kind of education on kids.

Vendetta image is creative commons by hawken.dadako

By Gabriel Saldaña

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