English Primary School Pupils Taught Not To Download Music Illegally

English primary schoolchildren could get lessons from the music industry on why not to download music illegally. Ruth Katz, a former content protection VP for EMI, has been piloting the project in six primary schools and hopes to roll it out across others next year, according to her LinkedIn profile, which he changed after the Mail On Sunday told her it was going to run with the story.

The scheme has support from the IFPI international labels body, the UK Music group of trade groups and claims the backing of the government’s Department for Children, Schools and Families. But it’s part of a consulting gig Katz is doing for EMI Music. TorrentFreak is pouring scorn on the revelation.

“Education” initiatives are part of the anti-piracy package currently being worked through the government’s Digital Britain paper.