A group of freshman and sophomore students contacted me this semester with an initiative to organize a Spanish club. They love Spanish and want to get together to engage in language-related activities. One of the things they planned is a Movie Night. They want to get together every couple of weeks, watch a movie in Spanish, and discuss it afterwards.
And then the students discovered that copyright laws prevent them from engaging in this educational activity. In order to organize a single movie watching session, they'd have to fill out a stack of paperwork and pay several thousand dollars. Which means, of course, that there will be no Movie Night.
I know I wrote about this before but it just makes me angry to see such a great student initiaive crushed because of some ridiculous laws that make absolutely no sense.