Ukraine Introduced Copyright Amendments to Please US GovernmentAdded: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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Ukraine is closely watched by the US government, which regards it a home to many piracy websites. Now the Ukrainian government made a transparent effort to improve its reputation with the US and avoid economic sanctions by introducing a draft law that allows for site blocking and heavy fines.
A few days ago, the representatives of the entertainment industry have made their respective submissions to the US Trade Representative, each detailing lists of the world’s “notorious” websites, some of them being hosted in Ukraine. Including us.
The MPAA also made emphasis on Kinogo.co, a streaming links portal accounting for 23.5 million visitors in this past August alone. According to the RIAA’s report, Ukraine-hosted piracy websites included Torrentreactor.com, EX.ua, NewAlbumReleases.net, MP3va.com, MP3caprice.com and Bajui.com.
So, it now turns out that Ukraine is going to improve its standing with the US: the country has approved draft legislative amendments aimed at the “protection of copyright and related rights online.” The changes in question are expected to submit shortly to the Supreme Council of Ukraine.
Apparently, the amendments suggest the introduction of a number of tools designed to prevent the spread of illegal content, including “pre-trial deletion” and “restriction of access” to unauthorized material. It also provides for financial penalties, where sites that don’t comply will face fines of between 500 and 1,000 times minimum income levels.
Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Yulia Kuznetsova, claimed that the suggested measures were essential for regaining the confidence of external trading partners.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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