In a statement, the regulator says that monitoring has shown that illegally published copyrighted content, such as audiovisual works, on a previously blocked original website is made available again under a new internet domain name with a slight change to the first or second level domain of the original website.
Service providers will be obliged to remove the possibility of blocking the internet domain name identifying the website on the server of the internet service provider’s domain by accessing illegally published copyrighted content on the website no later than within five days from the date of receipt of this decision.
It adds that its Economic Entities Activity Supervision Division constantly monitors the internet space and identifies a number of cases when copyrighted content is illegally published on websites. Due to these violations, it has the right to block access to such websites.
Since April 1, 2019, following the enactment of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights, LRTK became the institution supervising and protecting copyright on the Internet and applying the measures provided for in the law.