ANTI PIRACY

PHYSICAL PIRACY

MÜYAP fights against physical and digital piracy. MÜYAP has organized many operations against physical piracy till 2010 but later digital anti-piracy activities has become more important due to the changes in technology.

Today physical ant-piracy activities are still continuing by the raids realized by contracted law offices. 514 gas stations and music markets have been inspected in 37 cities in 2015. Pirate albums had been seized in 115 companies in 2016.

PHYSICAL OPERATIONS UNTIL 2010

YEAR PERIOD RAID CD-VCD MC LAYOUT
2001 JULY / DECEMBER 394 38.450 23.815 40.400
2002 JANUARY /DECEMBER 1.575 121.663 86.571 781.928
2003 JANUARY / JULY 375 567.681 35.721 9.320.175
2004 MAY / JULY 344 240.487 5.317 882.195
2005 APRIL / DECEMBER 709 397.686 11.521 1.002.091
2006 JANUARY / DECEMBER 1.097 518.950 14.505 630.504
2007 JANUARY / DECEMBER 1.532 978.220 67.957 4.516.008
2008 JANUARY / DECEMBER 983 1.235.216 1.673 6.914.014
2009 JANUARY / DECEMBER 878 3.958.200 393 14.704.259
2010 JANUARY  / MARCH 171 302.817 0 1.314.910
TOTAL 8.058 8.359.370 247.473 40.106.484

DIGITAL PIRACY

Turkey has a young population and mobile and internet usages is very high. Broadband subscribers are 48,6 million and mobile broadband internet subscribers are 39,1 million as of 2015. After the growth of digital area and internet, MÜYAP has focused on digital piracy.

First MUYAP encouraged legal consumption by Digital Music Platform established on 2005 which serviced recorded music from her members’ catalogues for licensed digital platforms thus playing a pioneer role in the creation and maintaining of digital music market in Turkey. After 2013 member companies had started to exercise their rights themselves but digital anti-piracy activities is still within the mandates given to MUYAP.

MÜYAP established her own digital anti-piracy team. Notice and takedown procedure is operated by MÜYAP Team according to Turkish Copyright Law. Over 2.500 illegal web sites have been closed since 2005.

NOTICES TAKEDOWN SITES
2005 107 107
2006 461 461
2007 317 317
2008 347 347
2009 190 190
2010 244 244
2011 411 411
2012 394 289
2013 176 118
2014 49 33
TOTAL 2696 2517

 

On the other hand MÜYAP and IFPI are working together to identify protected content and to notify the unauthorized uses. 20.000 unauthorized links has been removed in 2015.