Court TV, Ashcroft Talk Intellectual Property

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U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft held a discussion with more than 100 Washington, D.C.-area students at a forum on intellectual-property theft organized by Court TV and the Department of Justice.

“Activate Your Mind: Protect Your Ideas” was held in the DOJ’s Great Hall in Washington, and it focused on how the law protects ideas and products generated by those ideas, Court TV said.

Ashcroft was joined by Deputy Attorney General James Comey, Court TV chairman and CEO Henry Schleiff, Court TV anchor James Curtis, students, teachers, other legal experts and artists.

“We are … pleased to join Attorney General Ashcroft and the Department of Justice in discussing the fascinating issue of intellectual-property theft, which is so crucial to the creative arts in the 21st century,” Schleiff said in a prepared statement.