White Bullet, a British company dealing with the protection of intellectual property and brand security on the Internet, joined the educational campaign of Sygnal “Follow the money”. This is an action under which, since 2017, the association, incl. provides advertisers with lists of infringing sites.
44% of internet users have a negative or definitely negative attitude towards piracy of video content, and for 29% piracy is dangerous and unethical. Still, the most common association with piracy is free services (42%). According to the respondents, the most negative consequences related to the use of pirated websites are infection with malware (48%) and losses for authors (47%).
The coronavirus pandemic has limited some of the Sygnal Association’s activities. Since March, training for law enforcement agencies on the theft of intellectual property on the Internet and theft of television signals has been discontinued. The participation of Sygnal’s members in police projects has been limited. It was also not possible to organize the next editions of the conferences in Piła and Ossa.
Actions under the “Follow the money” campaign are paying off! The number of offers to sell access codes to paid pirate websites continues to decline. This is possible thanks to the cooperation of the companies associated in Sygnal with Polish and foreign sales and advertising platforms.
The Sygnał Association submitted comments to the European Commission in the framework of public consultations of a document of the Roadmap type concerning the protection of intellectual property rights (Intellectual property action plan).
On June 24th 2019 The President of Signal Teresa Wierzbowska took part in the meeting on the topic „Follow the Money Approach in the Protection of the Intellectual Property Rights.”
Scaling up the Sygnal’s activities to international level was a priority last year. The key event therefore was organizing The International Content Protection Summit on international cooperation in combating the theft of audio-visual content. The Summit took place in Warsaw on 18-19 October, 2019 and resulted in adoption of “The Warsaw Declaration” – an agreement […]