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Ukraine violates copyright

Date: August 10, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Andrey Belousov

International Federation of Fonographic Industry recommends the government of Ukraine to toughen penalties for violating copyrights. It is especially important, taking into consideration that Verhovna Rada hasn't introduced amendments to the law regulating production of compact disks heretofore. At the same time, according to the annual piracy report published by IFPI, Ukraine again appeared in the top 10 countries where wholesale anti-piracy offensives are most urgently needed.

However, IFPI's report positively evaluated attempts of Ukrainian police to fight illegal production sales. Although, these measures against counterfeit production spreaders were named "inadequate". The main reason for Ukraine here, is the huge inflow of illegal music production that comes from Russia: Ukrainian customs officials do not block deliveries of forged production.

Piracy market of compact disks in Ukraine is estimated to an amount of $42mn.

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2010-03-10 17:44:29 - If their government themselves infringe... Frank L. Ludwig
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