Natal joins the Free Piracy City


Capital of Rio Grande do Norte is the 11th city to integrate the program managed by ETCO, which municipalizes actions to combat piracy

The mayor of Natal, Carlos Eduardo, signed on March 21 the term of agreement and cooperation of the Cidade Livre de Piratação project, of the National Council for Combating Piracy and Offenses against Intellectual Property (CNCP) of the Ministry of Justice. The project, managed by ETCO, has already been adopted by 10 cities.

"With this signature, we want to reaffirm our commitment to combat this type of action, preventing those who pay their taxes and work hard from being harmed," said the mayor. The project will be carried out in Natal under the coordination of the Public Security and Social Defense Secretariat (Semdes). According to secretary Osair Vasconcelos, the portfolio will be fully committed to trying to solve the piracy problem in Natal.

Already implemented in São Paulo, Curitiba, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Osasco, Rio de Janeiro, Vitória, Salvador, Manaus and Cuiabá, 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.

ETCO's goal is for the project to be implemented in all host cities for this year's World Cup. The Arena das Dunas, in Natal, will host four World Cup matches.