PRACTICAL guidelines on steps that governments should take to fight digital piracy have been released by the Council of Europe, an organisation whose members include Russia and other eastern European countries, and where such crimes are known to have taken place in the past.

Its Recommendation (2001) 7 "on measures to protect copyright and neighbouring rights and combat piracy, especially in the digital environment," stresses that piracy has been made easier by the development of new digital technologies and that it causes serious ...

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