The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has given its backing to the European Parliament’s resolution on the challenges facing sports events organisers in the digital environment.
Last week, MEPs called on the European Commission to improve the current EU framework on intellectual property rights for live sport events. They want to introduce specific provisions to protect sports rights holders.
“We especially welcome the fact that the European Parliament considers that those “certified trusted flaggers” can be rightholders, intermediaries and other service providers whose software tools are able to effectively and reliably identify illegal broadcasting of live sports,” AAPA said in a statement.
The organisation considers the resolution provides an important political signal that the fight against the growing scourge of audiovisual piracy needs to be tackled seriously and urgently.
AAPA represents 29 companies involved in the provision of protected audiovisual services and content security companies.