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%).
A 25-year-old who illegally distributed thousands of films on the Internet and charged fees for watching them has to pay the copyright owners over 47 million zloty. The Court of Appeal in Białystok upheld the sentence of first instance, which sentenced him to a suspended year in prison.
On April 15 the annual General Meeting of the Members of the Sygna Association was held with the use of electronic communication means. President Teresa Wierzbowska, on behalf of the Management Board, presented the meeting with a report on the activities of the association for 2020. The pandemic has restricted some of the activities. Since […]
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 District Court in Wieliczka has sentenced a man for illegal sharing of the signal (control word sharing) of Canal + and Cyfrowy Polsat TV platforms over the Internet. The operators received 526.3 thousand zloty as a compensation.
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 17 June 2020. The General Meeting of Members of the Sygnał Association once again entrusted Teresa Wierzbowska with the function of President of the Board. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the meeting scheduled for March did not take place. Due to the common safety, with precautions taken, yesterday’s meeting was attended mainly by representatives of member companies.
“Thank you for # stayingathome and watching legal VoD” – this is how the leading Polish VoD platforms: Ipla, Player and TVP VOD want to thank all of those who choose legal sources during the quarantine and watch movies, series, concerts and other audiovisual content. The campaign is organized by the Sygnał Association.
Policemen from the Cybercrime Unit of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Lublin carried out official activities in a case concerning the activities of a group of people involved in the illegal provision of digital television signals using non-authorized devices, used for cardsharing.