The problem of illegal content distribution is caused by the old habit of Ukrainians not to pay. There is nothing simpler than to open the first link of any search engine to watch a new series, listen to a music hit or find the computer program you need to work with.
At the same time, some users neglect elementary rules of checking the legality of services, being confident that they consume legal content, because they pay for the Internet, and they transfer funds to fraudsters.
“Piracy” of movies, music, books has nothing different with getting money by any other illegal means. In addition to the fact that users actually become criminals’ aids without being aware of it and not knowing about the illegality of “pirate” services’ activities, they are also threatened with the possibility of being trapped by fraudsters and losing their money or personal data. In order to prevent such actions, the Clear Sky Initiative signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Ukrainian Interbank Association of Payment System Members “EMA”. The purpose of the joint interaction is to involve the whole Ukrainian banking system in the process of combating piracy. Thus, by identifying the services to which the rightholders have claims and which fall into the “black” list of blacklists.org.ua, the banking system has the ability to receive information about “unscrupulous clients” and not to cooperate with them.
“EMA” and the Clear Sky Initiative see the possibility of combating crime and counteracting unfavorable conditions for the development of our country’s economy in the fight against piracy.
“Any steps towards the use of the legal content by the consumers are valuable not only for legal reasons, the corresponding measures reduce the risks of impact on people of social engineering, customers cease to trust “free” offers, “no-name”sites, cease to consume unverified and dangerous digital content and properly begin to accept pseudo-financial proposals. It undoubtedly stimulates social responsibility and legal awareness of consumers and allows participants in the digital economy to be safe from a variety of technical, financial and legal risks,” comments on interaction with the Clear Sky Initiative Alexander Karpov, Director of the Ukrainian Interbank Association of Payment System Members “EMA”.