European anti-piracy association AEPOC has unveiled a new action plan that places a new emphasis on extending the organisation’s intelligence capability.
The development of the new action plan was spearheaded by AEPOC president Philippe-Olivier Rousseau and vice presidents Christine Maury-Panis (Viaccess) and Michael Barley (BSkyB) during 2010 – and formerly adopted at the Ordinary General Assembly and Board of Directors meetings held in Amsterdam on September 14.
The new action plan has established four working groups covering ‘Intelligence’, ‘Regulatory & Lobbying’, ‘Membership, Marketing & PR’ and ‘Finance’.
“AEPOC’s new action plan builds the ground to more actively assess and effectively coordinate initiatives to address audio-visual piracy and foster the way for increased industry cooperation among the members, which are leaders in their respective markets,” said Rousseau. “With an enhanced organisational structure and more work resources clearly attributed, this initiative shall be instrumental in unlocking the potential inherent in AEPOC to take the Association to the next level in the fight against audio-visual piracy in Europe – and beyond.”
AEPOC has also begun the search for a new secretary general, following the departure of Davide Rossi. The sometimes controversial Rossi has been in post for ten years and will now concentrate on his day-to-day activities as a lawyer.