Global agencies discuss illegal streaming challenges

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Over 90 people representing law enforcement, rights owners, platform operators, media technology providers, broadcasters and other trade associations from Europe, the US, the Far East, Middle East and Latin America participated in the second AAPA (Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance) workshop on illegal streaming, held in London, recently.

The workshop allowed for an exchange of views about trends and developments in illegal streaming; the challenges faced by law enforcement; how to collaborate with intermediaries; and future challenges. Discussion also took place on the adequacy of existing laws. A key theme of the day was the importance of collaboration and co-operation in the fight against audiovisual piracy.

“Events such as this are vitally important to our common, shared fight against piracy,” stated Mark Mulready, VP of AAPA and VP Cyber Security Services, Irdeto. “The sharing of knowledge and expertise and collaborative action within the private sector and between the public and private sector allows all concerned to leverage our resources to greater effect. This workshop provides the basis for strengthening and expanding the co-operative global efforts which exist already.”

“AAPA is pleased to host this workshop and encourage dialogue,” added Sheila Cassells, Executive Director of AAPA. “The participation of law enforcement officers from INTERPOL, Europol, Spain, the UK, the FBI, Hong Kong and Germany demonstrates also that law enforcement agencies consider IP crime to be a priority and highlights the global nature of piracy.”


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