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Cable sobre la cooperación EE UU-España contra la piratería

En una reunión en 2005 la ministra de Cultura, Carmen Calvo, asegura que la piratería da más dinero que el tráfico de drogas

ID: 45583
Date: 2005-11-18 16:06:00
Origin: 05MADRID4026
Source: Embassy Madrid
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Dunno: 05MADRID3566 05MADRID3785
Destination: This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.


UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MADRID 004026

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/IP (JURBAN); EUR/PPD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KIPR, KPAO, SCUL, SP
SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR'S NOVEMBER 10 MEETING WITH CULTURE
MINISTER CARMEN CALVO

REF: REF (A) MADRID 3785 (B) MADRID 3566 (C) SECSTATE

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1. Summary: Ambassador's courtesy call was characterized by
good atmospherics but little indication that the GOS will
move significantly on the issues of concern to us. Minister
Calvo started by enthusiatically describing U.S.- Spain
cultural cooperation hightlights, especially the upcoming
Picasso exhibit. The Minister agreed with the Ambassador on
the need to fight Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
violations but did not indicate that the GOS would put more
energy into implementing its own excellent anti-piracy plan.
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IPR Protection Important
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4. The Ambassador said the September 28 (ref A) IPR
Roundtable had been a successful instance of U.S.-Spain
cooperation. The Minister agreed and said that the police
had told her that IPR violators made more money than drug
traffickers. She added that IPR violations were a "big
problem" in Spain. Local industry groups have been making
the GOS aware of the extent of the IPR problem.

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Comment
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7. The atmospherics of the meeting were good. Calvo clearly
has religion like the rest of her cabinet colleagues on the
need have good relations with the U.S. However, with respect
to the three big issues we have with her Ministry, her
ability/willingness to deliver is questionable. On IPR
matters there is philosophical agreement between the U.S. and
Spain on most issues, but so far her Ministry has not
implemented its otherwise excellent anti-piracy plan
vigorously. XXXXXXXXXXXXX


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