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Brazilian and Peruvian authorities continue ‘Operation 404’ against infringing music companies

Brazilian and Peruvian authorities continue ‘Operation 404’ against infringing music companies

28th November 2023 – Brazilian regulation enforcement authorities, collectively with authorities in Peru, have done a additional collection of actions as part of the ongoing ‘Operation 404’, an initiative to deal with infringing expert services on the web, supported by IFPI and Pro-Música Brasil. 

Procedure 404 continues to be a person of the premier strategies of its type and consists of a range of steps in relation to unlicensed new music services. To day, the operation has resulted in the suspension of virtually 1,500 domains, the removal of 780 infringing songs applications and supply of a lot more than 100 look for warrants.  

These actions associated cooperation concerning the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Community Stability, area cybercrime law enforcement units, and the Peruvian Copyright Office environment, INDECOPI. The procedure is also supported by Homeland Safety Investigations (US) and the Police IP Crime Unit and Metropolis of London Police (Uk).  

In this sixth wave, INDECOPI participated for the next time – performing with Brazilian authorities to block 157 domains focused to music piracy, such as stream ripping web pages. In parallel, the Brazilian authorities took motion in opposition to 12 big stream ripping and MP3 down load cellular applications – with collectively in excess of 4.3 million downloads in Brazil – by buying their elimination from the two the significant app stores and other sites wherever the apps could be downloaded.  This involved the removal and blocking in Brazil of the VidMate stream ripping application which experienced more than 870 million downloads globally and in excess of 1.1 million active end users in Brazil. 

Commenting on the operation, Melissa Morgia, IFPI’s Director of World wide Material Defense and Enforcement explained: “This sixth wave of actions by Procedure 404 on infringing internet sites tends to make this a single of the most significant and most concerted initiatives in the entire world towards music piracy.  Not only does it make an influence on infringing web-sites, it has evolved to deal with the rising risk posed by mobile application-centered piracy.  This would not be probable devoid of worldwide cooperation and we thank the authorities in Brazil, Peru, the United States and the British isles for their unstinting assist in shielding the work of songs creators.” 

Paulo Rosa, Director, Pro-Música Brasil, states: “With the cooperation of quite a few enforcement businesses from nations like British isles, US and Peru, and coordinated by the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety of Brazil, the sixth wave of Operation 404 retains tracking and fighting unlawful on the internet pursuits, with rewards for several sectors. The Brazilian recorded new music sector thanks the efforts of everybody concerned and recognises the critical relevance of initiatives like Operation 404 for the defense of tunes content material in the on the web surroundings.” 

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About IFPI 

IFPI is the voice of the recording marketplace all over the world, symbolizing more than 8,000 report organization members across the globe. We do the job to promote the benefit of recorded audio, campaign for the legal rights of history producers and broaden the industrial takes advantage of of recorded tunes all around the planet. 

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