6.5.3-1 Can a work used to commit a copyright infringement be confiscated?


The Swiss Criminal Code stipulates that the court can order the forfeiture of objects that have been used or were intended to be used for the commission of an offence or that have been produced as a result of the commission of an offence, unless the assets are passed on to the person harmed for the purpose of restoring the prior lawful position. The law allows the forfeiture of counterfeit copies of the work as well as the material used to produce them.