On 19 December 2022, a cooperation agreement was signed between the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution and the Signal Association in the field of joint education on the fight against online video content theft. The cooperation initiated at the Continuous Training and International Cooperation Centre of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution in Lublin will include the organisation and implementation of training courses, conferences and seminars for prosecutors and judges on the protection of intellectual property and the fight against copyright infringement, as well as the exchange of good practices in this area.
The agreement makes it possible to reach, on a large scale, the staff of the judiciary and the prosecutor’s office as well as the trainees of the KSSiP with the latest knowledge concerning the protection of intellectual property and the identification, prevention and combating of all forms of copyright infringement, especially the theft of television content on the Internet. The trainings are to take into account legal aspects, but also technological aspects and experiences from court practice.
– We believe that it is the systemic and large-scale educational activities aimed at law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and judges that really affect the quality of cases and jurisprudence and ensure access to the latest knowledge on such a dynamically changing issue as internet crimes – Teresa Wierzbowska, President of the Management Board of the Sygnal Association.
As part of the regular and long-term cooperation, training sessions will be carried out, both on-site and online, discussing the modus operandi of illegal streaming sites, the specifics of the offence of illegal allocation of digital TV subscriber card privileges and the methodology for dealing with this type of infringement.
For Signal, the cooperation with the NSSiP represents another major step in the systemic supply of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary with the latest legal and technological knowledge to support them in their tasks and duties. To date, the Signal Association has reached nearly 25,000 police officers and prosecutors with its educational programmes. Representatives of the KSSiP and Signal expressed the hope that the agreement will help shape an effective methodology for combating the crime in question. This goal will be achieved thanks to the involvement of lecturers, experts and practitioners from various fields who specialise in the methodology of combating infringements of intellectual property.
The agreement was signed by Dariusz Pawłyszcze, Director of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, and Teresa Wierzbowska, President of the Management Board of the Signal Association and Karolina Makowska, Member of the Management Board of Signal.