Government approves bill to strengthen responsibility for copyright infringement on Internet
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the draft law on amendments to some legislative acts concerning copyright protection and related rights on the Internet, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has announced.
According to the report, the bill will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada as soon as possible.
The document was previously posted on the ministry's website for public discussion.
The bill proposes the introduction of penalties in the amount of 500 to 1,000 non-taxable minimum incomes if a website owner's fails to fulfill the requirements for the removal or prevention of access to information in violation of copyright on the Internet. The same penalty is expected for the failure of the website owner or the hosting provider to give information that identifies the user who posted illegal information. Actions taken under this article are to be punished by a fine of 1,000 to 2,000 untaxed minimum incomes.
At the same time, it is proposed to punish for untrue requirements for limiting access to resources. If the complaint contains false information on the copyright of a person bringing the complaint, the fine will be 1,000 to 2,000 untaxed minimum incomes. The same penalty may be imposed on persons for unfair requirements on the resumption of access to information violating copyright or related rights.