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Cablegate: "Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy" Demarche

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UNCLAS KINSHASA 001982

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD KIPR KPAO CG WTRO
SUBJECT: "STRATEGY TARGETING ORGANIZED PIRACY" DEMARCHE
DELIVERED

REF: STATE 214134

Econoff delivered referenced demarche on October 12 to
Minister of Industry Jean Mbuyu. Mbuyu noted that the DRC
was committed to dealing with the issue of counterfeit goods.
In addition to a seminar by the World Intellectual Property
Organization his ministry is also working to bring DRC laws
into compliance with international agreements. The
commission on counterfeit goods also includes the Minister of
Economy. Mbuyu also said that the Minister of Culture has
the lead on copyright issues but they all work together to
protect their markets from counterfeit goods. He mentioned
that European firms work with local lawyers to identify and
prosecute violators.
MEECE

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