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September 07, 2006
#06-59

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Media Advisory, 06-59

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

Children to Learn the Value of Respecting Others' Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C. — U. S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Jon Dudas will stress the importance of respecting the music, art and ideas created by others in remarks before an assembly of second through fifth graders at Westwood Elementary School in Bloomington, Minn. 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

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Jon Dudas  

WHAT

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

WHEN

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE

Westwood Elementary School
3701 W. 108th Street
Bloomington, MN

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