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What is Ofertas Legais and why has it been created?

Ofertas Legais is the national Portuguese online portal that helps consumers find legal digital content. It provides a fast and easy access to websites that offer this digital content respecting the intellectual property rights of authors and creators.

Ofertas Legais provides an alternative legal option to non-licensed, illegal internet content which, if accessed, might be detrimental to yourself and others. The portal gives you an opportunity to reach these alternative options.

What can I find in Ofertas Legais?

Ofertas Legais provides links to digital content websites in up to five different areas (music, films & television, e-books, video games and sports events) in Portugal.

Useful information about digital content online such as the type of format or whether it is free-of-charge or requires payment can also be found in Ofertas Legais. Furthermore, the portal contains additional information, such as statistics, useful for citizens and businesses.

If a content field (for example, film) is not available in (name), this means either that there is no Legal Offer Site for this type of content to date or that Ofertas Legais has not yet identified such Legal Offer Sites in Portugal.

How does Ofertas Legais work?

Ofertas Legais offers several search possibilities of digital content websites. The search can be filtered by content type (for example, music). If you choose the option to search by content type, Ofertas Legais will show you all the Legal Offer websites that contain the selected content type (for example, all Legal Offer Sites that cover the content type “music”).

Why should I use Ofertas legais as a consumer or as a digital content provider?

Using Ofertas Legais, consumers have quick access to Legal Offer websites. This portal addresses concerns consumers often have with regard to quality, safety (for example malware) and security when accessing content on the internet. 

For digital content providers, Ofertas Legais is a platform on which to display and make available to consumers their portfolio of digital content. Ofertas Legais provides an overview about the variety and the trends of legal offer sites for digital content in Portugal. This will enable citizens and businesses to perform a deeper analysis of the legal offers landscape.

Ofertas Legais provides an overview about the variety and the trends of Legal Offer Sites for digital content in Portugal. This will enable citizens and businesses to perform a deeper analysis of the legal offers landscape. 

What is the relationship between Ofertas Legais and the EU portal agorateka?

Ofertas Legais is a national portal containing lists of websites that offer digital content legally. It is linked to a portal at European level, called agorateka, which encompasses national portals from a variety of participating European countries, most notably the Member States of the European Union.

Under the jurisdiction of the Observatory On Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, it was released a portal Ofertas Legais. Through this portal will be made available to the general public a dynamic list of sites organized by categories, with legal offerings in the areas of music, video games, books, audiovisual and sporting events. It is a joint effort of all entities in Portugal which have a roll in this area: IGAC – Inspeção-Geral das Atividades Culturais, DGC – Direção-Geral do Consumidor, APRITEL – Associação dos Operadores de Telecomunicações, em representação dos operadores de comunicações eletrónicas nacionais, MAPINET – Movimento Cívico Anti Pirataria na Internet, SPA – Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores, AFP – Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa, APEL – Associação Portuguesa de Editores e Livreiros, API – Associação Portuguesa de Imprensa, AUDIOGEST – Associação para a Gestão e Distribuição de Direitos, ASSOFT – Associação Portuguesa de Software, FEVIP – Associação Portuguesa de Defesa de Obras Audiovisuais, GDA - Cooperativa de Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas, Intérpretes ou Executantes, CRL, GEDIPE – Associação para a Gestão de Direitos de Autor, Produtores e Editores, VISAPRESS – Gestão de Conteúdos dos Media, CRL,  APAP – Associação Portuguesa das Agências de Publicidade, Comunicação e Marketing, APAME – Associação Portuguesa das Agências de Meios, APAN - Associação Portuguesa de Anunciantes and DNS.PT - Associação DNS.PT.

Together with other national portals, Ofertas Legais is contained within agorateka, the EU portal to Legal Offer websites. Some of the national portals have been created by the public bodies of the participating country, others exist due to collaborations between public entities and private sector organisations, and again others are from the private sector and have been included, by the participating country, to be present in the portal.

The fact that a website providing access to the digital content covered is not listed in a national portal does not necessarily mean that this site is illegal. Such a website might be still unknown to the national portal, it might not wish to be listed or it might have applied to be listed with the validation procedure still ongoing.

Who do I have to contact if I have detected a problem?

For any technical issues, please contact Ofertas Legais. You will find the contact details in our Contact section.

For enquiries about the content in (name), please contact us. You will find contact details in our Contact section.

Can I access Ofertas Legais on all types of devices?

Yes, the portal can be accessed through all types of devices. However, we recommend to access through your PC to obtain its best performance.

The agorateka team is constantly working to improve its usability and to ensure the best user experience including portable devices