Cuiabá joins the Free City Piracy Program


Capital of Mato Grosso became the 10th Brazilian municipality to join the Ministry of Justice program, under the management of ETCO. Goal is to reach all host cities of the 2014 World Cup

The City of Piracy Program, of the National Council for Combating Piracy and Intellectual Property Offenses of the Ministry of Justice (CNCP / MJ), won on September 25th the adhesion of the city of Cuiabá. With the arrival of the capital of Mato Grosso, the number of municipalities that adopt the program reaches ten, whose objective is to municipalize the fight against illegal trade.

The Program is managed by ETCO and started in 2010. In Cuiabá, the cooperation agreement was signed by Mayor Mauro Mendes Ferreira, at an event attended by the Executive Secretary of the CNCP, Rodolfo Tamanaha, and other government secretaries.

“These activities cause enormous damage to public coffers and citizens. If we do not fight those who persist in illegal practice, we are encouraging the non-payment of important taxes for public investments, ”said the mayor of Cuiabá during the ceremony.

The Executive Secretary of the CNCP, Rodolfo Tamanaha, praised the initiative of the City of Cuiabá in seeking a new tool to combat illegal practice. "It is another instrument that will be available to Cuiabá to meet the demand of tourists and companies that are investing in the city, one of the headquarters of the 2014 World Cup."

Already implemented in São Paulo, Curitiba, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Osasco, Rio de Janeiro, Vitória, Salvador and recently in Manaus, the program aims to allow cities to actively take on the fight against piracy, developing actions in conjunction with municipal, state institutions and federal, as well as representatives of civil society.

As a program manager, ETCO's goal is to expand adherence to the Program from the country's main municipalities. This year, the priority is the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, as is the case in Cuiabá, which will have four first phase matches played at Arena Pantanal.