Documents and publications

Research and reports

The first Polish report on the theft of video content was prepared by PwC in Spring 2014 and commissioned by Sygnał Association. The report titled “Analysis of the impact of video content piracy upon the economy in Poland” served as a starting point for developing stronger actions to reduce the scale of IPR infringements.

The report reveals the actual scale of media piracy, its cause and impact upon Polish economy and legal business as well as describes the systems of financing online crime. The report underlines the social consequences of video piracy and at the same time social indifference to this issue despite the high awareness of its existence. Previous researches conducted on the same subject in 2006 and 2010 also indicated an inconclusive interpretation of piracy.