26 April is International Intellectual Property Day. On this occasion, ICC Poland – the Polish National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce – and CANAL+ Poland, in cooperation with the Signal Association, organised an international meeting in Warsaw on cross-industry cooperation in the field of intellectual property protection.
120 police officers from Economic Crime Departments from police units in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Podlaskie and Wielkopolskie provinces were trained in April this year at a workshop organised by Sygnal in cooperation with the Police Headquarters. The two-day meetings were held at the Police College in Szczytno and the Police School in Piła. During the training, Signal members discussed the specifics of TV content theft crimes on the internet, presented the association’s recent achievements, and described the extent of cooperation with law enforcement agencies and its effects.
The Anti-Piracy Coalition has once again honoured police officers from police units that have particularly distinguished themselves in the past year with their effective fight against music, TV and computer piracy with Golden Badges. The Departments for Fighting Economic Crime of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Olsztyn and the District Police Headquarters in Ostrów Wielkopolski were honoured for their fight against infringements of intellectual property rights. A special award for educational cooperation went to Superintendent Iwona Klonowska, Commandant-Rector of the Police Academy in Szczytno.
Police officers from the Central Office for Combating Cybercrime have brought an end to a major pirate site offering films and series. Two men were charged with illegal distribution of copyrighted works. The originator and owner of the service was temporarily arrested. The total amount of damage resulting from the operation of the service is estimated by the wronged parties at several million zlotys.
The Police School in Piła hosted the fourth meeting of the educational series on the protection of intellectual property and the fight against TV theft on the Internet, organised by Sygnal in cooperation with the Police Headquarters and the Regional Police Headquarters, on 26-27 January this year.