Under a new law set to be enforced early October, placing advertising on pirate sites will be outlawed in Ukraine. Signed earlier this year by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the legislation targets sites that appear on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s WIPO Alert blacklist for systematically ignoring takedown demands.
When Russia invaded and then annexed Crimea in 2014, Ukraine’s vision for the future would be challenged like never before. On its western borders lay peace, opportunity, and the European Union. To the east, war, regression, and Vladimir Putin.
Following Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022, even closer ties with the EU became a matter of national urgency for Ukraine. Despite widespread destruction and unimaginable loss of life, work to welcome Ukraine into Europe has somehow pressed ahead. Efforts to align Ukrainian law with EU norms face considerable challenges, but progress is being made.