CEDRO promotes a virtual assistant to denounce piracy
This new service for members works in real-time and allows them to communicate cases of digital piracy and consult the status of other complaints filed with CEDRO.
The Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos (CEDRO) has just announced the launch of a virtual assistant, based on artificial intelligence (AI) to facilitate the communication and monitoring of complaints made by authors and publishers about digital piracy of their works. This new service for members works in real-time and allows them to report cases of digital piracy and consult the status of other complaints filed with CEDRO. This tool is based on artificial intelligence and natural language processing and has been financed with NextGeneration Funds, thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The director of the anti-piracy department, Lucía Pastor, assures that this tool was created to increase the efficiency of the fight against piracy carried out by CEDRO: «It is of vital importance that our members report to us all cases in which they believe their books, newspapers, magazines or sheet music are being pirated and we want to make this communication easy for them».
With this virtual assistant, CEDRO‘s authors and publishers can also report cases of illegal reprography that they detect. «Illegal reprography still exists and continues to be a problem for authors and publishers. We hope that this assistant will help us identify more establishments where works of our members are photocopied or printed without the necessary copyright license,» explains Pastor.
How to access
To use this service, the author or publisher only has to access the members private area and go to the services section. From there they can check the virtual assistant and formalize their complaint or find out the status of other previously filed complaints.
Digital ecosystem for the fight against illicit uses
This virtual assistant joins the rest of the tools that make up the solution that the entity offers to its members through the digital protection service of their works, which is composed of:
- Anti-piracy service: daily protection of works your works from digital piracy and illicit reprography.
- Digital registration of intellectual property: registration of works, which generates and stores their digital fingerprints. With each registered work, the rights holder obtains a digital certificate, which proves the existence of the work at a given time.
- Digital identifier of works: extension for browsers that allows you to report illegal uses of your works detected on the Internet.
- Protect your digital advertising: a tool that excludes pirate pages from advertising campaigns. With this technological solution, the brand of an author or publisher is prevented from being associated with the illegal activity that takes place on this type of page, in which the rights of authors and publishers are violated.
Lucía Pastor announces that CEDRO continues to work on new tools to help authors and publishers to make the Internet a safer place for their works to be disseminated safely and concludes that «digital piracy is fought with technology and prevented with training. At CEDRO we work in both fields».