In Poland, piracy is on the defensive. In an interview with Wirtualnemedia.pl Teresa Wierzbowska, president of the Sygnał Association dealing with the problem of TV/video piracy in Poland, argues that the data concerning Australia do not find analogies on our market.
Police officers fighting economic crime from the Provincial Police Headquarters in Olsztyn arrested a 49-year-old man suspected of cardsharing. For several years now, an inhabitant of the Mrągowo poviat has been illegally sharing access to the programs of paid digital platforms.
On Februar 13, 2020 in Katowice Regional Police Headquarters we completed the nationwide programme of trainings addressed to the police and prosecutors called “piractwo.tv”. We trained 782 police officers and prosecutors of 16 voievodoships.
Demonetization of online piracy was the subject of the workshop organized by Sygnal, which took place on December 6 this year at the headquarters of TVN.
On October 22-25, 2019 in Białowieża, members of the Sygnał Association participated in training workshops on counteracting cybercrime committed to the detriment of banks and their clients. The workshop was organized by the Provincial Police Headquarters in Białystok.
Wrocław’s police detained a man who illegally provided television signal. In this way, he exposed operators and broadcasters to a loss of over 370 thousand zlotys. This is an offence which carries a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment.
While fighting against piracy on the Internet, members of the Sygnał Association often encounter the issues of protection of personal rights and legal entities and the issue of using the image of public figures.
On October 10-11 In Ossa near Rawa Mazowiecka took place a conference “Counteracting theft of television signal” co-organized by the Sygnał and the National Police Headquarters. During the second edition of the conference, more than a hundred policemen, prosecutors and representatives of the media market met to discuss the scale of piracy and how to combat it.
Teresa Wierzbowska, the President of Sygnał presented speech during the conference of the Polish National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) concerning how effectively the advertising industry in Poland has regulated the issue of money going to entities receiving revenues from illegal distribution of content on the Internet.
Police officers from Łódź and Sieradz have stopped the illigal activity. Two residents of the Sieradz poviat had been commiting the crime of cardsharing.