IP for Kids Tech Transfer

Proyecto ACCESO has developed a middle school curriculum module about IPR for Latin America, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR KIDS - MY FIRST MOVIE. 

Working with U.S. and Chilean prosecutors, artists from around the Western Hemisphere, animators, and education specialists, we have tested this curriculum in Mexico and Chile in private and public education environments.

The program educates young people about the importance of IPR and the dangers associated with pirated goods, and the importance of creating a new generation of innovators. Our curriculum module is designed to reduce the lure of pirated goods and promote the legitimate consumption of media, software, books, and music.

The program starts with a one-hour curriculum module about IPR to school children. This presentation includes multimedia support, a classroom workbook for each student, and a DVD for each teacher for further use and follow up exercises after the curriculum module. This module is done by specialized Police anti piracy unit. They bring fake goods to show the danger children can be expose to.

Working with a generous grant from the U.S. Embassy in Santiago de Chile, ACCESO undertook its IP for Kids workshop in Santiago.

Francisco Nieto of the Chile office of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI) provided the opening remarks, welcoming many of the children who were trained through this program.

Several animations were produced and broadcasted on the web and other media. Monica Alcalde of the U.S. Embassy and her colleagues were all very happy with the results.


IPR public service announcement