The habits concerning consumption and use have changed dramatically with the spread of the internet. Currently a young generation of consumers is growing up, for which the classical storage media (records, cassettes, compact discs) are fairly irrelevant and who more frequently use the Internet as medium for their enjoyment of culture.

Are we confronted with mass cyber-crime? Will the classical balance of interests in copyright collapse because of the internet? There are many untruths, a good deal of smattering and plenty of rumors to the subject "download on the internet". There is a need for enlightenment. You may find information on this webpage, enabling you to get an overview on what is legal and illegal respectively under Swiss copyright law.