science 26.3.2018 15:31

Technical Museum to educate youths about intellectual property

Ljubljana, 26 March - The Slovenian Technical Museum will educate youths about intellectual property, in what will be the first such project undertaken in Slovenia.

Called ICYDK, the popular acronym for In Case You Did not Know, the project will target youths aged 13-18, an age group that studies show knows little about intellectual property.

"We will raise awareness about intellectual property and try to affect their perception, valuation and action," the Technical Museum said.

The actions will draw on analyses conducted in 2016 and 2017 by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), which is funding the project.

These studies show what have been described as worrisome trends in the perception of intellectual property among youths, with Slovenian youths among the worst performers.

The Technical Museum will show youths the consequences of the abuse of intellectual property and the positive sides of fair use of copyrighted works.

Activities will be conducted at the museum and in schools with the help of multimedia stories, short animated films, two exhibitions, a series of lectures, and online news.