Fight against piracy: creation of an online web platform
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced last April the creation of an online web platform in order to contribute to the fight against piracy, which is named World Anti-Piracy Observatory (WAPO).
This web platform provides all kinds of useful, comprehensive and updated information concerning anti-piracy polices and measures taken by the UNESCO member states.
That means that the main objective of this site is to provide data and information about measures, policies and administrative mechanisms used by the state members in the fight against piracy, a current worldwide problem, which increases every year.
The information contained in WAPO is a useful and beneficial resource for national authorities, since same will have access to the different solutions taken by other state members in order to improve its own measures and piracy policies.
It is also a useful instrument for authors, creators, and other property right holders, who can get information from this web platform, and consequently know more about their rights, and enforce same.
The creation of this platform was recommended during the 13th session of the Intergovernmental Copyright Committee in 2005; and has finally entered into force.
Everyone has free access to WAPO and it is available in three languages: English, Spanish and French.