September 12, 2005
Press Release, 05-44
U.S. Government Official to Remind Texas Schoolchildren That Illegal Downloading and Copying is a Crime
Kids to Be Taught the Value of Respecting Others’ Intellectual Property
Austin, Texas –U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Stephen Pinkos will stress the importance of respecting others’ intellectual property in remarks before the third, fourth and fifth grade classes at Gattis Elementary School on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. In his remarks, Pinkos will remind students that downloading and copying music, movies and video games without the permission of the artists’ or copyright holders’ permission is illegal. Pinkos will also talk to the children about the importance of intellectual property and describe the value of patents, copyrights and trademarks throughout American history.
The young inventors at Gattis Elementary School are participating in Camp Invention, a weeklong enrichment day camp offered to children entering the first through sixth grades. The program is co-sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Stephen M. Pinkos , Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Remarks to local children on the importance of intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 8:30 a.m.
Gattis Elementary School
2920 Round Rock Ranch
Round Rock, TX 78664
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Information about the seminars and other USPTO efforts to educate small businesses can be found at www.stopfakes.gov/smallbusiness .
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