Entities seek punishment of crimes against copyright

CDRepresentatives of the phonographic and audiovisual sector mobilized in the National Congress. The intention is to ensure that crimes against intellectual property are punished in the reform of the Brazilian penal code (PLS 236/2012).

A letter that will be delivered to parliamentarians calling attention to the need to include amendments proposed by the sector. The Penal Code Reform will be voted tomorrow, 10, in the Federal Senate Constitution and Justice Commission. According to the entities, Senator Vital do Rêgo's report failed to consider the demands of combating piracy.

Sign the letter: MPA (Motion Picture Association), ABTA (Brazilian Association of Pay-TV), ABPD (Brazilian Association of Record Producers), UBV & G (Brazilian Union of Video and Games), ABERT (Brazilian Association of Radio Broadcasters and Television), SICAV (Interstate Union of the Audiovisual Industry), ABPI (Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property), FNCP (National Forum against Silverware and Illegality), and ETCO (Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics).

3,2 thousand tons of contraband destroyed

More than 3.200 tons of goods seized by the Federal Revenue are being destroyed in 82 units across the country, during the first week of this month, as part of the 14th National Mutirão of Destruction, to mark the National Day to Combat Piracy. Tax assessments on irregular goods can result in R $ 308 million in fines.

Source: Diário de Pernambuco - 4/12

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Internet piracy already moves R $ 800 million in the country

highlight_pirateThe internet has created paths for piracy. Trading of pirated products over the internet increased by 30% in the country this year, with an estimated annual turnover of R $ 800 million - including the figures for purchases and sales -, according to the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality (FNCP), which launches today, National Day to Combat Piracy, the Click Original Portal. The site will gather information on the practice of online piracy in order to anticipate criminal behavior and identify sectors of the most vulnerable markets and recurring routes.

Source: Diário do Comércio - 4/12

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