The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has hosted its second global workshop on illegal streaming.
The event took place in London and was attended by over 90 people representing law enforcement, rights owners, platform operators, media technology providers, broadcasters and other trade associations from Europe, the United States, the Far East, Middle East and Latin America.
According to the AAPA, it 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.
Commenting on the workshop, Mark Mulready, VP of AAPA and VP Cyber Security Services, Irdeto, said: “Events such as this are vitally important to our common, shared fight against piracy. 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”.
Sheila Cassells, executive director of AAPA, added: “AAPA is pleased to host this workshop and encourage dialogue. The participation of law enforcement officers from INTERPOL, Europol, Spain, the U.K., 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”.