Criminalizing copyright and intellectual property violations
August 18 2023
copyright and ip violations

The conducts related to the protection of copyrights that are provided for in the Intellectual Property Law and the Industrial Property Law, will now be included in the catalog of crimes.

These offenses will be incorporated into the Law on criminal liability of legal persons, which would imply that as long as they affect intellectual or industrial property through corporate activities, they will be offenses attributable to the organization. In addition, this may result in offenses that were previously resolved in the civil courts being dealt with in the criminal courts.

Thus, it should be noted that in obtaining liability, companies must ensure the protection and recognition of the rights associated with these matters. This implies the adoption of an appropriate crime prevention model, as well as a continuous review of internal practices and controls to detect and minimize any possible risks. sparency in the operations of digital platforms, potentially influencing similar actions in other jurisdictions.

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