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Embassy Santiago, Chile Uses Video Game Design Workshops to Teach Youth About the Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property
From March 26-April 4, 2012, two Spanish-speaking U.S. experts – one an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) lawyer and professional video game producer and the other an educational technology specialist – taught video game design and the economics of software piracy to some 200 students in the cities of Punta Arenas, Valparaiso, and Santiago. After the interactive workshops, students could clearly articulate why protecting creative output is important and explain how IPR principles spur innovation and grow economies.

U.S. Ambassador to Laos Karen Stewart Supports the Campaign Against Counterfeit Medicines in Laos by Taking to the Stage
Ambassador Stewart wrote in her blog, “The Embassy was one of the main sponsors of the event, so I was asked to give some remarks to open the concert. Well, I made a joke that, since it was a hip hop concert, I should try to do a rap (what was I thinking?). From there, the whole idea kind of snowballed, and next thing I knew, I was about to go onstage and deliver a rap to 500 teenagers.”


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