PRESS RELEASE: ACCESS TO AUDIOVISUAL INTERNET PIRACY E-TRAINING MODULES EXTENDED

20 October 2017

NOW AVAILABLE IN ARABIC, FRENCH AND MANDARIN

Following the launch in March this year of the Spanish version of the audiovisual internet piracy e-training modules on the International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) platform the modules have now been made available in Arabic, French and Mandarin also. This brings the total number of language versions to five, including English.


The AAPA sponsored e-training modules on audiovisual internet piracy make training on identifying and investigation the two most prevalent forms of audiovisual piracy - card sharing and illegal streaming - available to law enforcement worldwide. Law enforcement officers from a wide range of countries have taken the courses.


Sheila Cassells, Executive Director of AAPA, said that: "The availability of the AAPA e-training modules in Arabic, French and Mandarin is intended to enhance the global fight against audiovisual piracy. These modules are available free of charge to law enforcement agents registered with IIPCIC. We will work with our global allies to encourage law enforcement to take these courses. The modules demonstrate also AAPA's commitment to training as a key element of effective enforcement and we will continue to support INTERPOL, Europol and the EUIPO in this area."

 

The modules are designed for enforcement officers and provide information needed to identify and investigate two forms on audiovisual piracy; card-sharing and illegal streaming. It comprises a description of the industry, the purpose and characteristics of content protection technologies, types of piracy and describes how to gather evidence, including live forensics, identify and seize illegal income and the importance of using experts in computer crime.


IIPCIC is a joint initiative of the Interpol Trafficking in Illicit Goods Program and Underwriters Labs (UL) and currently provides IP crime prevention training free of charge to over almost 13,000 law enforcement professionals from over 150 countries worldwide. The AAPA module supplements the core IIPCIC curriculum which includes training on Internet Piracy and Combating Online Criminals in the 21st Century and on the Economic Consequences of Online Crime.

 

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