Nothing Beats The Real Thing Student and Teacher Challenges!

We have just concluded an exciting series of NOTHING BEATS THE REAL THING! Copyright and Creativity youth challenges for 2010.

Two challenges were held at Warner Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, two at Fox Studios in Sydney and one Challenge at Karstens Conference Centre in Melbourne.

Some 600 students, teachers and industry guest participated in this interactive program which challenged students to think about the sort of society they want to live and to understand the implications of scree piracy upon that society. While most students (and teachers!) had at some time been ‘pirates’ themselves, they realised that there were considerable implications to their actions, and all agreed that it was a fair and proper civics and citizenship strategy to ‘just say NO.’

Film directors, producers and actors shared their stories and observations with the students and the day concluded with students role-playing their strategies to address the moral dilemma of screen piracy.

The series concluded with a special Copyright and Creativity Seminar for teachers held in Melbourne. Industry and legal experts outlined the implications and legal ramifications of copyright theft and the teachers were provided with educational resources and strategies to help them tackle this issue in their own schools and classrooms.

The 2010 program was sponsored by the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) and was very well received.

For more information please visit the nothingbeatstherealthing.info website.