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Making the online world a place of legitimate activity for UK businesses and consumers

Making it easier for consumers to recognise and avoid copyright-infringing websites by:

  • Reviewing notice and takedown procedures to improve and streamline the process and consider the scope for introducing a Code of Practice for intermediaries.
  • Examining the scope for introducing a system of notice and trackdown to enable rights holders to take action directly against the identified infringer.
  • Pushing within Europe for clarification of the current EU rules around platform liability and improving the current system to allow rights holders to more effectively protect and legitimately exploit their copyright.
  • Developing understanding of the challenges posed by set-top boxes and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television), and work with partners to tackle this emerging and fast growing method of infringement.

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UK IP Enforcement 2020 – IP Crime and infringement: The scale and the challenge

There are strong emerging trends that continue to pose a major threat to IP rights, including increased sales of high-value counterfeit items such as handbags, watches and electrical appliances, and strong growth in the use of social media to facilitate access to counterfeit goods. More and more consumers are also turning to the internet to source both legal and pirated copyright content, legal and illegal audio-visual streams and genuine goods as well as counterfeited items. As demand for faster and cheaper access to content and goods grows, criminals are finding newer and more innovative ways to meet that demand. Additionally, changes in consumer behaviour make it difficult to fully measure the scope and scale of IP crime in the UK, or to know whether or not we are seeing a genuine reduction in criminal activity. Similarly, the global nature of the internet increases the challenges and complexities involved in measuring and addressing IP infringement and counterfeiting.

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A communication operator can be liable for hint how to circumvent blocking of web-site with illegal information

Russian ministry of communication (MinCom) has improved draft law about liability for circumvention of blocking web-sites. Now it is intended to penalize communication operators if they explain how to circumvent blocking of web-site and receive access to it on a “cork-page” of blocked and included in Roskomndzor’s “black list” web-site.

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The new draft about mirrors of illegal web-site is not good enough to be a law in Russia

Russian governmental experts found draft amendments to law “About information, its protection and informational technologies”, considering mirrors of already blocked pirate web-site in Russia as pirate resources, not suitable for implementation of such idea in practice.

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Author of posted comment should be personally responsible for it in Russia

If you have a web-site and post interesting things, information or other content and allow your readers to comment it then you should not be liable if the users will infringe applicable law in Russia by way of posting comment on your web-site. It is proposed to make the readers of internet mass media liable for their comments.

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Russian Rutracker is back again?!

As long as domain Rutracker.org is permanently blocked, it means forever, Rutracker team decided to change few letters in its domain address. It was Rutracker.org, now it is Rutracker.net. It still works. Domain. As declared Rutracker’s “administration”, the new launched website is official “mirror” of Rutracker.org. The “new” website will work as usual and on continuing basis.

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Report on Infringement of Geographical Indications in the EU published by EUIPO

In the European Union (EU), Geographical Indications (GIs) for wine, spirits, agricultural products and foodstuffs are protected as sui generis intellectual property rights that act as certification that certain products possess particular qualities, characteristics or reputation essentially attributable to their geographical origin and method of production.

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