Manaus joins the Free City Piracy Program


Fight against piracy intensifies in Manaus after inclusion in program

Amazonas in Time - Manaus / AM - CAPA - 23/08/2013

The Manaus City Hall should actively take on the fight against piracy, developing actions jointly with municipal, state and federal institutions, starting this Friday (23), from the inclusion of the city in the Free City Program of Piracy, of the National Council for Combat to Piracy and Offenses against Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Justice (CNCP / MJ).

Already implemented in São Paulo, Curitiba, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Osasco, Rio de Janeiro, Vitória and Salvador, the program aims to municipalize the fight against illegal trade in products, so that cities actively take up the fight against piracy, developing actions in with municipal, state and federal institutions, as well as representatives of civil society.

Thus, all anti-piracy measures, such as inspection, product seizure operations and awareness campaigns, are now being worked on in an integrated manner and coordinated by the city hall, which ensures more efficiency and better results.

The Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition (ETCO) is responsible for managing the program, started in 2010. The great goal now is to expand the adhesion to the Program of the main municipalities in the country. This year, the priority cities are the host cities of the World Cup FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, as is the case in Manaus, which will have four first phase matches played at Arena Amazônia.