Alianza recommends FTA Piracy fight at CITEL

On February 26, 2015, the Organization of American States, through CITEL, its telecommunications advisory body, unanimously approved Recommendation No.3841, which calls on all 35 American states to take steps to prevent import, commercialization and use of satellite receiver devices with decryption capabilities to illegally access signals of subscription satellite television systems without due authorization or that could be modified for such purpose, in their respective countries. For the first time, this kind of piracy has been recognized as a regional concern by all governments of the American hemisphere and placed in their public agendas. CITEL’s Recommendation should significantly aid ALIANZA to fight FTA Piracy in Latam. During the rest of the year, ALIANZA will be working with local governments in order to suggest best practices to follow CITEL’s Recommendation.

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