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March 27, 2006
#06-21

Contact:
Brigid Quinn
(571) 272-8400 or brigid.quinn@uspto.gov

Media Advisory, 06-21

U.S. Government Official To Speak to Schoolchildren About Illegal Downloading and Copying

Kids to Be Taught the Value of Respecting Others' Intellectual Property

Alexandria, Va. — U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Jon Dudas will stress the importance of respecting others' intellectual property in remarks before an assembly of second through sixth graders at Ft. Hunt Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. In his remarks, Dudas will remind students that downloading and copying music, movies, and video games without the permission of the artist or copyright holder is illegal.


WHO       Jon Dudas, under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the
               United States Patent and Trademark Office

WHAT     Remarks to local children on the importance of intellectual property, patents, copyrights, and trademarks

WHEN     Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE   Ft. Hunt Elementary School
               8832 Linton Lane
               Alexandria, VA 22308
               Phone: 703/619-2600

WEB      Visit http://www.uspto.gov/ to learn more about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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