Don't steal that tune kids

23rd July 2004 at 01:00
Children as young as four should be taught the importance of intellectual property rights, one of Britain's leading cinema composers believes.

David Arnold, who composed the score for three James Bond films and blockbusters including Independence Day and Godzilla, said pupils should be told about the importance of paying for music downloads as soon as they are given access to a computer.

"Copyright is an adult concept. But there are computers in nurseries and reception classes," he said. "Just as you say, it's wrong to steal sweets from a shop, you should say, it's wrong to steal music from the internet."

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