The European anti-piracy association AEPOC has welcomed the European Commission’s initiative against cyber crime. The initiative is aimed at improving co-ordination between the law enforcement authorities and the private sector.
“AEPOC is highly interested to see this EU Communication become a tangible reality,” said AEPOC President Jean Grenier. AEPOC believes in co-operative approaches between authorities and the industry – and will certainly support any actions helping to develop a more coherent framework against piracy – and this on a cross-border level, including outside EU issues.”
However, AEPOC continues to hold strong concerns over the proposed Directive for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), which AEPOC says implies the idea of a “legal piracy.”
During the organisation’s recent Board of Directors and Ordinary General Assembly meeting in Lisbon the terms of Grenier and Secretary General Davide Rossi were extended. Christine Maury-Panis (Viaccess) and Michael Barley (BSkyB) were appointed as vice presidents of the organisation.