The MoU creates a framework for sharing intelligence, data and expertise on online audiovisual piracy. Where possible the two plan to co-ordinate activities.
Sheila Cassells, executive director, AAPA said: “The AAPA believes strongly that the public and private sectors must work together to combat audiovisual piracy and we are delighted to join the Advisory Board of the new IP Crime Co-ordination Centre to offer strategic guidance on the many challenges faced in fighting online audiovisual piracy. Recent actions by Europol in Spain highlight the seriousness of this crime and the complexities that arise from its cross-border nature.”
Europol’s IP Crime Co-ordination Centre in The Hague was the location of the signing ceremony. The IPC3 is part of Europol’s Operations Department and co-ordinates intellectual property crime between the public and private sector.