INDECOPI denounce local cable companies for copyright infringements
The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) filed 33 complaints against cable operators that were transmitting movies protected by copyright despite not having the proper authorization of the holders of the respective rights.
In the routine inspections of cable operators, it was found that some were infringing local copyright legislation. Due to the fact that these companies did not have the respective transmission or retransmission rights, in principle they are committing an offense against intellectual property.
According to local legislation, any cable television company that wishes to transmit or retransmit television content must have the respective consents and permissions to be able to broadcast to their subscribers.