In order to intensify the pursuit of piracy and audiovisual fraud, in 1994 EGEDA established an Anti-Piracy Department which has had notable success.
The steps taken have ensured that fraudulent broadcasts of audiovisual works by local television stations and cable networks have declined to practically nil. The anti-piracy activities have also been aimed at "pirate" companies and distributors, and use of protected works places open to the public which exhibited works and audiovisual recordings without the requisite authorizations.
EGEDA has made great efforts to combat piracy conducted with New Technologies, mainly via the Internet. In addition to investigating and encouraging shutting down websites which fraudulently sell audiovisual works, EGEDA has developed new services to fight Internet piracy, such as:
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