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Summary of the Past Year Activities and Discharge of the Management Board

On May 11, 2023, the Annual General Meeting of Sygnał’s Members took place, during which summarized activities of the Association from the past year were reported. Lifted pandemic restrictions allowed the Association to resume most of its activities. These were conducted as a part of the Sygnał’s 20th anniversary celebrations postponed from year 2021. The […]

Conferences

International conference on blocking pirate domains

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.

Trainings

More police garrisons trained

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.

Events

Golden Badges for successes in the fight against piracy awarded

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 Operations

Owner of zalukaj.vip temporarily arrested. Pirate site disappeared from the web

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.

Trainings

Training for police officers from the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship

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.

Against Piracy

KSSiP and Sygnał together against online piracy

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.

Trainings

Workshops for Małopolska and Świętokrzyskie police officers

Almost 80 policemen and policewomen from departments for combating economic crime from the Małopolskie and Świętokrzyskie Voivodeships on 7-8 November this year took part in a training course in Zakopane. This was the third meeting in an educational series on the protection of intellectual property and combating TV theft on the Internet.

Trainings

Forensic Science Workshop for prosecutors and assessors

At the invitation of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Szczecin, those representing Sygnal, Zbigniew Taras and Paweł Watkowski, participated in the next, fourth edition of the Forensic Science Workshop dedicated to prosecutors and assessors of the prosecutor’s offices of the Szczecin District, organised on 24-26 October in Pogorzelica. The topic of the workshop – “Cybercrime – contemporary challenges of Law Enforcement Agencies”.

Conferences

About the fight against cybercrime at a conference in Sanok

On 8-9 September 2022, the 13th conference on the dangers of using modern technologies was held in Sanok. The Sygnal Association was represented by Jakub Kupniewski and Zbigniew Taras, whose topic of presentation was theft of TV content on the Internet. The conference was organised by the Institute of Social Sciences of the Jan Grodek State University in Sanok and the Provincial Police Headquarters in Rzeszów.