Telecommunications Sector In Latin America Committed To Combating Piracy

Telecommunications Sector In Latin America Committed To Combating Piracy

Washington — Representatives of the technology sector, as well as institutions, in Latin America met this Monday at the Latin American Summit on Telecommunications and Development, whose objective is to promote a regional pact to deal with piracy of audiovisual content and other digital products , with an alliance in which some governments of the American continent already participate. The inaugural session of the event took place this Monday, held at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, with the participation of the heads of organizations in the region, who addressed the expectations of the media and frequency sector and the challenges posed by telecommunications in the digital age. Organized by the Anti-Piracy Commission of the Center for Regulatory and Telecommunications Studies (CERTAL), the event brings together experts, media representatives and broadcasting companies, who will discuss, this Monday and Tuesday, the expectations of the media and frequency sector and the challenges posed by telecommunications in the digital age. Telecommunications have always been considered an imminently technical aspect, but this is not the case, Vianna Maino, Minister of Telecommunications and the Information Society of Ecuador, explained to the , who attended the inaugural session of the event, organized by the Anti-Piracy Commission of the Center for Regulatory and Telecommunications Studies (CERTAL). “Usually communications have been seen as a technical issue, but today telecommunications are a mechanism for social integration, democracy, to bring knowledge of freedom of expression and communication to all equally; there is nothing more inclusive today than communications technologies,” said Minister Maino. The Ecuadorian minister explained that the Lasso executive is committed to the connectivity of the sectors furthest away from the poles of development in the Andean country. In a year and a half they have advanced to open the spectrum to some four million of the 18 million of their nationals estimated to be behind, she indicated. She also recalled that Quito used tools such as the new Communications Law to make frequencies more affordable for all sectors of the country and expand the range of freedom of expression “at the highest level.” “It is a sign of inequality that we are overcoming in our country, we must also include them and train them so that they can function in this technological world that today is the axis of democracy and equality (…) Democracy is based on freedom of communication” , says Minister Maino. The president of IAPA, Michael Greenspon, commented that for the body that brings together hundreds of media outlets on the American continent, it generates “enthusiasm” to see an important advance than ratifying the Global Anti-Piracy Agreement on Audiovisual Content and the “Declaration of Rights and Principles in the digital environment. “Today more than ever we can observe in our countries the social consequences unleashed when freedom of expression and freedom of the press are attacked and run over by authoritarianism,” Greenspon commented in his presentation. The goals for regional unification The president of CERTAL, Pablo Scotellano, commented to VOA that taking the main discussion of the year for this organization -in the US capital- is important due to the convergence that there is in Washington of government actors, organizations and civil society with high incidence throughout the continent. “It seemed to us a fundamental place to promote the Global Anti-Piracy Pact and unify Latin America and the United States in joint work, because there are many efforts where organizations, governments and companies work against piracy,” said Scotellano. During this summit in Washington they develop technical discussions, agreements and programmatic agendas, which according to the president of CERTAL can generate progress to promote concrete policies in the governments of the region. “Firstly, a manual of recommendations for the States, which we understand to be very positive, with the participation of the OAS. Uruguay, for example, has decided to convert the Pact into a decree, we are working on it,” he commented. Other countries such as Ecuador, Colombia and They are working to make the pact pass into a law and subsequently have more impact in the rest of the Latin American countries.” Endorsing this pact today in Washington has a political symbology, a strategy, and it also has a commitment action that the Americas in to combat piracy that generates very strong damage to the telecommunications industry,” said the president of the organization. The initial plan is the creation of programs to close piracy sites, but at the same time promote internal work in each country helping to train specialized judges and prosecutors to promote the punitive part in addressing the problem Connect with the ! Susc join our channel Youtube and activate notifications, or follow us on social networks: Facebook, Twitter and instagram.



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