EU unveils new piracy study

Bennett, Ray; Williams, Chad
April 2005
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;4/26/2005, Vol. 388 Issue 44, p45
The article focuses on European Union (EU) new piracy study. The European Commission (EC) has launched a major survey on copyright and piracy in the European Union's trading partners in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. The survey is being prepared by the trade services of die EC and the EU's executive authority and could herald a more robust approach to piracy and counterfeiting. The EC's response is expected to stress technical cooperation and assistance to help non-EU countries fight counterfeiting, but the commission also has threatened to trigger all bilateral and multilateral sanction mechanisms against any country involved in systematic violations.


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