"SAFACT thus deals with all copyright matters affecting our members and the entertainment and publishing industries as a whole," explains SAFACT's Jacques Allers.According to Allers, there are currently over a hundred cases in court happening nationwide.
"All cases SAFACT registered with the SAPS are successfully charged and subjected to the judicial system which SAFACT has no control or influence over."There could be various implications if you are caught pirating content, it all depends on who has caught you. If the police catch you, however, you will be arrested and will have to appear in court.
"If it is someone else, a complaint has to be lodged with the Police and allow them the discretion to either arrest with a warrant applied through a court or summons you to just appear in court without an arrest. Should the complainant chooses to use civil proceedings instead of criminal, a settlement agreement may be entered into prior to civil court proceedings being instituted."
"So far we have protected hundreds of local movies during the critical pre-release phase. None of the movies sent through our platform so far have leaked," explains Custostech Marketing Manager, Petrus Malherbe.Nowadays, watching content online is easier and legal with online subscription platforms such as Netflix and Showmax. You can find everything you want on these platforms without the chance of involving yourself in illegal activities.