Plan targets middle and high schools.
The Recording Industry of America (RIAA) and Internet safety foundation i-SAFE have revealed a new partnership aimed at teaching students how to safely and legally access digital music.
i-SAFE, a non-profit foundation focused on educating youth about Internet safety and responsibility, will work with the RIAA to create nationwide awareness on intellectual property for students in middle school and high school.
“Our partnership with the RIAA will allow us to educate more students about the proper use of intellectual property,” said i-SAFE president/CEO Teri Schroeder in a statement. “Through awareness we empower teens to make appropriate decisions on the Internet and make a positive change in both attitude and behavior.”
The partnership comes in wake of the anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in MGM v. Grokster, which established the rules for peer-to-peer file sharing. The news also precedes Internet Safety Family Night, which is designed for parents and children to raise awareness of Internet safety in their communities.