Piracy includes the reproduction and distribution of copies of copyright-protected material, or the communication to the public and making available of such material on the Internet, without prior authorization of the right holder, where such authorization is required by law.
The authors, interpreters, producers, publishers, other right holders, the state budget, the country's economy, artistic activity, image of the country.
Yes. It is a criminal offense punishable by the law on Copyright and the Criminal Code of Kosovo.
According to the Law on Copyright, the legal person that without authorization exploits the author's work is punishable by a fine of two thousand (2000) to ten thousand (10,000) Euros.
Under the Criminal Code, anyone who without authorization uses the author's work is punishable by imprisonment for a period of three to eight years.
In pursuit of piracy is the Task Force which was established by the Government of the Republic of Kosovo on 30 January 2013.
Copyright and Related Rights Office, the Kosovo Police, Market Inspectorate, Ministry of Justice, Kosovo Customs and Industrial Property Office.
The main task of the Task Force is to fight piracy, detention of the illegal sellers in the market and seizure of pirated materials in the market.
Along with the pirated material, the equipment used to make the production of these materials will be seized.
Without prior authorization from the right holder, every multiplication is considered illegal and punishable.
By removing the counterfeit copies from your premises and become regular distributors.
You must get the authorization from the right holders for selling original copies.
Orientate yourself towards buying the original copy. Pirated material consumption increases their production.
Not in any way. It is an act that goes into the sphere of piracy and is considered a criminal offense.
Fighting internet piracy is the responsibility of the Directorate of Cyber Crimes at Kosovo Police.
The fight to eradicate piracy in addition to the state and institutional obligation is a civil responsibility too. The assistance provided to the relevant institutions by the citizens of the Republic of Kosovo is related to acceleration and increase of efficiency towards commitment for eradicating the phenomenon of piracy and counterfeiting.
To buy the original copy, to be wary of downloading protected material online, to report selling points that offer counterfeit materials, to impact on educating the coming generations concerning copyright etc.
It is an important issue in the process of European integration, economic development, stimulation of artistic and cultural creativity.