News


AEPOC calls for stronger stand on piracy

Anti-piracy association AEPOC has called for the European position to take a clear position on piracy in the wake of the electoral success of a pro-piracy group in the European Parliament elections.

The Pirate Party secured representation in the parliament in the wake of the wake of the closure of Sweden-based file-sharing website The Pirate Bay in April. AEPOC president Jean Grenier said that the Pirate Party’s success reflected “confusion” amongst voters and called on the industry and politicians to take a clear line against cyber crime.

Separately, Greek pay-TV group Multichoice Hellas has joined AEPOC. The pair called for the European CA-directive, which has been implemented in law by Greece, to be adopted also by Cyprus.