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New Scout Badge for Protecting Intellectual Property

The Hong Kong Scouts Association has reportedly unveiled a souvenir "protecting intellectual property rights" badge. The programs will attempt to teach the public about the importance of preserving copyright and intellectual property rights, an Intellectual Property Department spokeswoman said Tuesday. "It is really what they call a proficiency badge - the badge cannot be put on the shirt," she reported told The Standard on May 4, 2005.

Greg Shields, spokesman for the National Association for the Boy Scouts of America commented that obeying the law would not earn a Scout a merit badge. "That's kind of an expectation, so to speak, of a Scout."
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