Tuesday, May 24, 2005

PTO director to 6th graders: avoid P2P

Jon W. DudasToday on C|Net:

Legacy Elementary School, in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, is holding its graduation ceremony today. Jon Dudas, director of US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), is delivering the commencement address.

Dudas is using the speech as a platform for lecturing children about the perils of peer-to-peer file trading. That's right, your Under Secretary of Commerce/PTO chair is about to lecture 6th graders about respecting intellectual property rights. Of course, he's not going there merely to lecture children. The PTO is coming to Salt Lake City to hold a Conference on Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace.

I suspect the students would rather skip the commencement and show up for tomorrow's field day.


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