Design an e-card to promote copyright

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 07 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 07 April, 2007, 12:00am

Many students buy pirated video games or DVDs from street stalls. They also photocopy pages from reference books in libraries for school projects.

But they're not aware that they are committing a crime - an infringement of intellectual property rights.

To raise young people's awareness of the protection of copyright material, the Hong Kong Reprographic Rights Licensing Society has organised an e-card design competition which is open to all primary and secondary students.

Participants have to design the layout and make their own graphics on the e-card.

They also need to incorporate one of the four themes into their e-cards: 'respect intellectual property', 'combat the use of pirated goods', 'combat illegal downloading on the Web' and 'combat illegal photocopying'.

Instead of using off-the-rack graphics, animation, video footage and songs, participants must create the e-card from scratch to highlight the spirit of the competition.

The awards ceremony will be held in July.

The deadline for submission of e-cards is April 20. For details, visit