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Website owners needs to reveal names and residential addresses - Volodymyr Groysman
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Website owners will be required to reveal their names and residential addresses. The bill No.629 that was initiated by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and the Cabinet of Ministers, was registered in the parliament on May 10.

The bill sets limits of liability for website owners and hosting providers for hosting pirated content and contains rules of pre-trial blocking of the websites.

According to the government's proposals, if a right holder finds any pirated content he sends a complaint to the website owner, who should block access to the content or remove it within 24 hours.

Thus, according to the new requirements, website owners should openly indicate their full names and the names of hosting providers, full addresses of the place of residence or stay, emails and phone numbers.

If the website owner doesn’t meet the applicant’s requirements, the right holder applies to the hosting provider, who should remove or block access to the content within 24 hours after receiving the complaint.

The bill also establishes fines for undeleted information that violates copyright.

The website owner’s failure to meet the requirement to remove or block access to the information that violates copyright and (or) related rights leads to a fine from 500 to 1,000 non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens.

If similar actions are repeated during a year, they lead to a fine from 1,000-2,000 non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens.

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