National Piracy Combat Award announces the winners of its third edition


ETCO is the project manager, who awarded seven winners in three categories

The winners of the third edition of the National Piracy Combat Award were announced on December 3. Prepared by the National Council for Combating Piracy and Crimes Against Intellectual Property (CNCP) of the Ministry of Justice, the Piracy Combat project, managed by ETCO, structured the award on three axes - educational, economic and repressive.

The winners were chosen by a committee formed by representatives of the CNCP and other guests with knowledge of the theme. The evaluated criteria were: impact and benefit to society; impact and benefit to the economy; initiative innovation and creativity; planning and coordination; potential for example and internal motivation.

Competitors included universities, unions, chambers of commerce, customs and police stations. In total, between September 9 and October 15, 20 projects were entered, double the number of works entered in the last edition of the award.

Each axis awarded a work in the categories "gold" and "silver" and, in the case of the repressive axis, there is also the category "bronze".

In the economic axis, the Brazilian Association of Software Companies (Abes) was the gold winner with the Legal Entrepreneur initiative, carried out by the Committee for the Defense of Intellectual Property, due to the work to raise awareness of the use of original software in all segments of the economy Brazilian. The Police Station for Crimes against Immaterial Property of Pernambuco, on the other hand, had the silver category.

In the educational area, the gold winner was the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham), on account of the Escola Legal project, which aims to raise awareness about the social, economic and environmental impacts of piracy, contributing to sustainable development and social transformation of Brazil. The National Union of Tax Analysts of Revenue, in turn, took the silver category.

In the repressive axis, the Brazilian Automation Association (GS1) was the winner in the gold category, with a project that contemplated the training of professionals from the Federal Highway Police on the identification of goods by means of the bar code, and other actions with the ministry in helping to combat piracy. The Federal Highway Police Department was the winner in the silver category and the Chamber of Shopkeepers of Salvador (CDL Salvador), the winner in the bronze category.

In the educational and repressive axes, the award also recognized regional works. In education, the highlights were the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Firjan) in the Southeast region; the Amazonas Union Police Station in the North and the partnership between the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) and the Federal University of Paraná in the Midwest region. In the repressive axis, in turn, the highlights were the Superintendence of the Federal Revenue in the 8th Fiscal Region in the Southeast and the State Secretariat of Public and Social Order of the Federal District in the Midwest.