Section 203. Illicit access to television signals, etc.

Any person who with intent to cause loss to the authorised party or to make a gain for himself/herself or for another person makes, imports, distributes, sells, markets, rents out or otherwise disseminates, possesses, installs, uses, maintains or replaces a decoding device and thereby obtains unauthorised access to a protected communication service for himself/herself or for another person shall be subject to a penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.
Aggravated violation of the first paragraph is punishable by a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years. In determining whether the violation is aggravated, particular weight shall be given to the harm caused to the authorised party, the gain made by the violator and the overall scope of the violation.
«Decoding device» means technical equipment or a computer program designed or adapted to provide access, by itself or in combination with other means, to a protected communication service.
«Protected communication service» means
  1. a.
    television and radio signals and services telecommunicated electronically at the request of individual service recipients, when access is dependent on permission from the service provider and is provided in return for payment, or
  2. b.
    the actual access controls for services specified in a), when such controls must be regarded as an independent service.
Anyone who provides access controls shall also be regarded as an aggrieved party when provision of such controls must be regarded as an independent service.