Middle East piracy: Fighting a losing battle?

    What strategies can MENA authorities adopt to combat rampant piracy?


    With Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Egypt currently under the watchful eye of US trade authorities, the MENA region has once again been thrust into the spotlight for copyright offences.

    While Lebanon, Algeria and Egypt are well-known for pay TV, film and music piracy violations, the inclusion of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on the hitlist comes as a serious blow to GCC authorities, who continue to promise a crackdown on pirates operating in the region under WTO obligations.

    What can be done to stop the rampant rate of piracy not only in these countries, but others across the region? What penalties should be enforced for copyright violators? Should MENA authorities be taken seriously when they claim to be cracking down on piracy?

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