Intellectual Property Office reaches out to primary schools

Primary school pupils will soon learn about copyright protection and how it is illegal to download songs from unauthorised Internet sites.

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) on Wednesday launched a new programme targeted at primary school students.

The programme primarily involves a half-hour interactive skit that they hope to perform at 150 schools by the end of 2014.

At the launch of the programme at River Valley Primary School on Wednesday morning, Senior Minister of State (Law and Education) Indranee Rajah said: "Singapore's economic growth will be increasingly driven by innovation and knowledge creation. This makes the protection and exploitation of IP all the more relevant and important for our future growth."