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26 November 2020, 19:04

Eurasian Economic Commission recommends procedures for blocking illegal online content

MOSCOW, 26 November (BelTA) – The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission has passed recommendations on how rights to intellectual property objects in the Internet can be protected in the Eurasian Economic Union member states, BelTA has learned.

The recommendations provide for procedures to block illegal content, keep records of blocked information resources, and remove links to illegal content from search engines. The recommendations also stipulate how copyright owners, Internet platforms, and government agencies should interact. The document also provides for assistance with signing voluntary agreements on cooperation of copyright owners and Internet platforms in protecting intellectual property rights online.

The implementation of these measures will make efforts to protect rights of authors and other copyright owners more effective and will reduce the share of counterfeit products on the Eurasian Economic Union market.

“Internet technologies facilitate a considerable part of trade operations in the modern world. Meanwhile, the need to observe rights to intellectual property objects arises. The spread of counterfeit products and illegal content online is recognized as a serious problem not only in the Eurasian Economic Union but the entire world, too. The problem affects interests of the private sector and consumers and influences the development of the economy as a whole,” said Member of the Board (Minister) for Economy and Financial Policy of the Eurasian Economic Commission Timur Zhaksylykov.

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