In Re (#5 May 2018)

Framework for “Notice-and-Takedown” Procedure: UA vs US

by Andrey Nikolayenko

In May 2013 Ukraine was designated by the U.S. Government as a Priority Foreign Country (PFC), which meant that Ukraine has been ranked the No. 1 pirate country in the world.
The PFC designation was based specifically on three critical problems in Ukraine’s intellectual property rights (IPR) regime, and one of them is failure to implement “an effective and systemic means to combat widespread online infringement of copyright and related rights”. These problems (namely, online piracy, of which torrents and illegal online movie streaming are the most representative examples) are causing severe economic harm to copyright rights holders in Ukraine.

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