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
|2001||JULY / DECEMBER||394||38.450||23.815||40.400|
|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|
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.
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.