I National Piracy Combat Award


(from left to right) Edsom Ortega, Secretary of Urban Security of the City of São Paulo; Silvia Helena Felismino, President of Sindireceita; José Curcelli, President of the ABES Deliberative Council; Ana Lúcia Gomes Medina, Executive Secretary of the National Council to Combat Piracy - CNCP.

On December 2, the National Council to Combat Piracy and Intellectual Property Offenses (CNCP), held the ceremony to deliver the XNUMXst National Prize to Combat Piracy. The winners in the repressive, educational and economic categories were, respectively, the Secretariat of Urban Security of the Municipality of São Paulo, the National Union of Tax Analysts of the Federal Revenue of Brazil (Sindireceita) and the Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES) .

With the creation of the award, aimed at recognizing public and private entities with outstanding performance in the fight against piracy across the country, CNCP seeks to act as a motivator in the intensification of the fight against piracy by public and private entities and bodies. In this first edition, actions held between August 2010 and July 2011 competed in any city in Brazil and whose main objective was to combat illegal trade.

In order to guarantee the credibility of the Award, the registrants were judged by a committee formed by CNCP members, who evaluated each action based on five aspects: impact and benefit on society; impact and benefit on the economy; initiative innovation and creativity; planning and coordination; potential for example and internal motivation.

ETCO's executive president, Roberto Abdenur, present at the awards ceremony, commented on the importance of initiatives of this nature, congratulated the three honorees and highlighted the award received by the Secretariat of Urban Security of the City of São Paulo. "This is one of the clearest examples that the joining of efforts of the different powers involved in the issue is the best way to combat piracy and illegal trade," said Abdenur. São Paulo was one of the first municipalities to join CNCP's Cidade Livre de Pirataria Program, which is managed by ETCO and which also includes the cities of Curitiba, Belo Horizonte and the Federal District.

“With the launch of this Award, once again the CNCP demonstrates its willingness to fight piracy in the country, an issue that is increasingly present on the agendas of public agencies and civil society entities”, concludes Abdenur.