(post above was (anonymously) from me - was just lazy to login)
it will be interesting what happens in German schools and Kindergardens if they try to enforce copyright on these stories.
They have already tried to prevent teachers from copying material from books for their classes.
They did so e.g. by introducing a system to limit the copies a teacher can make (e.g. let them pay for each copy and only a certain sum is redeemeable)
By coincidence my mother is high school teacher for german literature and she told me that they:
1) give a fuck and copy if they need to, if needed they pay from their own pocket
2) from teacher's perspective there's no interest of respecting copyrights in any way as this would only disturb and hinder the ability to hold their classes.
in fact the inability to copy material would make it very hard to give literature classes at all, so teachers circumvent regulations whereever they can
The effect of all this is that teachers even tell their students that they should copy themselfes if they can - the opposite what corporations wanted i guess ;)
but i totally agree with you - it's not the time to sit back doing nothing as we run the risk of slipping into a totalitarian world.
however they make such ridiculous laws and restrictions that they seem to have the majority of population against them, including professors & teachers and other "smart" people.
If they still want to enforce all of this regardless of the consequences - then there will be a huge battle between them and the majority of the world (well, it already started).
of course there is a chance of ultimately loosing it - but just imagine if we win - it would be intellectual, political and human freedom in a way we never knew before.
so, don't be afraid - we are many and ready to fight for this digital revolution :) we are well armed, the technical knowledge is on our side!