Last updated 8 August 2016

The offences of piracy relate to:

  • substantial infringement on a commercial scale
  • strict liability (or on-the-spot fines) for many offences
  • the ability to take likely infringements as well as proved infringements into account when dealing with online infringements on a commercial scale
  • increased penalties for criminal infringement where there has been digitisation of analogue materials.