The unregistered Vice President Cristina Rodrigues today recommended that the government disclose a national campaign to promote the fight against piracy of newspapers and magazines and strengthen inspections for embezzlement.
The draft resolution (an initiative with no legal effect) submitted at the Congress of the Republic today recommends that the government “promote the national campaign against piracy of news publications, and understand the adverse effects of this approach on pluralism and democracy, and that the behavior has been foreseen and Facts sanctioned by law”.
Cristina Rodrigues (formerly PAN) proposed to obtain space and airtime for the campaign within the “pre-purchase of agency advertising packages in the media” announced by the government.
The representative also hoped to conduct more checks on the “crimes of embezzlement stipulated in the Copyright and Related Rights Code” and the “Code of Good Practices for the Use of News Reports in Public Administration”, that is, the management of content provided by editing companies.
In the initiative, unregistered agents also suggested “jointly launching and advocating campaigns against piracy of news publications with associations and organizations aimed at protecting copyright and the independence of journalism,” and recommended that executives communicate clearly with these organizations. Entity, “establish an effective mechanism to protect the creation of copyright holders”.
Cristina Rodrigues pointed out that “the last few years have been characterized by profound structural changes in the media”, in which “new technologies have and will continue to play a leading role” and the use of new technologies has promoted “Hazardous Substances and the Spread of Hazardous Substances”. Unlawful”.
“This transformation, coupled with the impact of the current pandemic, has greatly exacerbated the already weak situation in many media. As economic activities have almost ceased and advertising has dropped sharply, the consequences for the media are obvious. And the community is warned.”
In the draft resolution, lawmakers emphasized that “the piracy of news publications, also known as piracy of newspapers and magazines, has increased, and its share can easily happen through conversation applications such as WhatsApp and Telegram.”
“What happened was that the publications of newspapers and magazines somehow reached the groups that existed in these applications in PDF format, and these groups were disseminated for free, but also illegal, and did not respect copyright. He explained, “Piracy The losses caused are approximately 85 million euros per year,” he explained, that these content contains paid versions, which are eventually transmitted without paying the value they deserve for online or magazine/newspaper subscriptions.