What is Nordic Content Protection

Nordic Content Protection (previous STOP) works on behalf of the TV-industry in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland to stop piracy on the pay-TV platform. We have employees with different backgrounds, such as former police officers, lawyers and technicians. We have offices throughout Scandinavia and work together with antipiracy-organizations in most European countries.

Norwegian legislation

The Norwegian law (§203) state that it is illegal to manufacture, import, sell, use or change decoding equipment with the purpose to give access to the content of an encoded radio- or TV-programme. Also promotion and advertisement of such equipment are prohibited. Distribution of codes, card sharing and pirate cards, i.e. via the internet is a violation of the law. Violators of the law face severe fines and imprisonment for up to 1 year. Persons who use decoding equipment for private and non-commercial purposes risk imprisonment for up to 6 months.

Swedish legislation

To produce, import, offer/sell, install, support etc. piracy equipment with the purpose to give unauthorized access to the content of an encoded radio- or TV-program, is a breach of law “Act (SFS: 2000:171) on prohibition against illegal equipment” in Sweden. Also promotion and advertisement of such equipment are not permitted. Distribution of codes and piracy cards, i.e. via the internet is also a violation of the law. Violators of the law face severe fines and imprisonment for up to 2 years. Violators of the law also face heavy damages.

Danish legislation

The Danish Radio- and Television Law §91 state that it is illegal to manufacture, import, sell, own or change decoding equipment with the purpose to give unauthorized access to the content of an encoded radio- or TV-programme. Also promotion and advertisement of such equipment are prohibited. Distribution of codes and pirate cards, i.e. via the internet is a violation of the law. Violators of the law face severe fines and imprisonment for up to 6 years.