Comment from the AACP on the creation of a Serious Organised Crime
09 February 2004
The Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy today welcomed the announcement by the Government of the creation of a Serious Organised Crime Agency, to be launched in 2006. Counterfeiting and piracy is a major funder of organised crime, as documented in the Alliance report,' Proving the Connection'. This area of organised crime is growing, so moves to tackle such criminal activity are very welcome. However, bearing in mind the rapidly increasing scale of this illegal activity the Alliance hopes that other Government initiatives designed to improve enforcement of intellectual property rights continue to be developed in the interim.