The Ministry of Justice and Public Security coordinates Operation 404

publicado: 01/11/2019 07h01, última modificação: 01/11/2019 07h01

Under the coordination of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP), Operation 404 was launched on Friday (1), with the aim of combating crimes against intellectual property. The purpose of the Operation is to perform with 24 search and seizure warrants in 12 Brazilian states, blocking and / or suspending websites and applications for illegal content streaming, search engine indexing and removal of videos and pages on social networks. An integrated operation involves civil police from the states: Amazonas, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo.

This national combat action counts on the collaboration of ANCINE, the National Council for the Fight against Piracy and Crimes against Intellectual Property (CNCP), protection against intellectual property in Brazil, the United States Embassy in Brazil and the United States Department of Justice . In Brazil, a penalty for those who commit this crime is imprisonment, from two to four years and fine. The operation named 404 references the HTTP protocol response code to indicate that a page was not found or unavailable.