Publication
Challenges of the fight against piracy in Azerbaijan within the approximation to the EU acquis

Mammadli, E.
February 2012

Introduction

Over the last decades, piracy phenomenon has risen to a very dangerous dimension and has become one of the most devastating problems facing world business. Nowadays fight against piracy is considered as an important tools for the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Increasing use of the Internet enables pirated products to be distributed instantly around the world. As a new independent country, this problem is a very urgent in Azerbaijan too. Government takes measures against piracy, but there are still some challenges on this issue. Strengthening enforcement of IP rights and measures on prevention of copyright infringement are one of the matters in the approximation to the European Union legislation.

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