Vin Diesel's Socks are Leading the Classroom Fight Against Online Piracy

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

The government, alongside the the Industry Trust and the Federation Against Copyright Theft have cooked up lesson plans to help teachers educate our youth about online piracy. The newest component of the Creative Content UK initiative is aimed at 14-19-year-olds, warning them about the potential impact of piracy on creative industries.

The lesson is based on the video below, and asks who’ll pay for Vin Diesel’s socks if everybody decided to watch illegal content for free. As the annoying puppet thing says to his puppet mate, “Without that money, there’ll be no bits of debris, no costume, no actors, no lighting, no set, no focus puller, no camera, nothing.” Just brush his character Dominic Toretto's shady past under the carpet.

It comprises a series of slides that encourage students to question the ethics of illegal content. Money, according to the lesson plan, is the main factor driving online piracy. The notes also state that pirated content deprives the UK economy of cash, and that sites hosting illegal content are often riddled with malware. You can take a look at the Vin Diesel’s Socks lesson plan here. [Torrent Freak]

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