From 1 June 2005, anti-piracy laws have come into
force protecting providers of encrypted satellite or cable TV and
radio signals and internet services against the use of decoders and
other equipment to gain unauthorised access to broadcasts.
The law implements the EU directive on conditional
access by generally banning the manufacture, trade, possession,
promotion and use of illicit decoders and by giving broadcasters a
remedy through the courts for damages, preventative action and/or
the disposal of the illicit equipment.
Law: Act no 206/2005 Coll., on the
protection of certain services in the field of radio and television
broadcasting and information society services, EU directive