Europe: AAPA announces 2021 priorities, co-hosts anti-piracy event with INTERPOL

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In April, the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA), in collaboration with INTERPOL, held a Webinar event on the importance of collaboration in the international fight against piracy.  Over 275 participants, including representatives from law enforcement in 43 different countries across the world, joined speakers from the major international law enforcement agencies and the private sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities in fighting audiovisual piracy on a transnational basis, according to an AAPA news release.

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Also in April, AAPA announced four priorities for 2021

  • Engaging with European Institutions with a focus on the Digital Services Act and igital Markets Act
  • Building capacity within law enforcement to strengthen the fight against piracy, including a cybercrime perspective
  • Boosting participation in AAPA Working Groups
  • Developing and implementing a communications plan

Read the full announcement

The organization works with Europol, Interpol and EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Why it matters

Based in Europe, AAPA is an industry organization representing companies involved in the provision of protected audiovisual services, security technology for such services, and the manufacturing of products which facilitate the delivery of such services.

AAPA Executive Vice President Sheila Cassells sums it up:  “Effective anti-piracy action requires close collaboration between industry, government and law enforcement.  For us, the more we can all share and communicate, the better our overall collaboration in the fight against piracy will be.”

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