EU countries are unlikely to deal with a country that does not lead the fight against violators of copyright and in the long run can turn into a cozy haven for Internet pirates. This was stated by MP, member of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction, Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information Olena Bondarenko, commenting on blocking of Internet sites of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, government agencies and the Party of Regions website.

"During last two days we witnessed an unprecedented situation when in domestic Internet space were deployed massive hacker attacks on the web-sites of state institutions. The actions of "on-line-bullies" are allegedly justified by supposedly "good intentions" "of revenge" to the authorities for having closed the file-store EX.UA. The latter is known to become a true "treasure" for distribution of pirated products," the politician said ,ForUm learned from the press office of the Party of Regions.

According to Olena Bondarenko, the infamous file-store was declared "another one victim of political repression," "the main advanced post" of Internet community in the fight for ideals of democracy and freedom of speech."

The parliamentarian noted, as a result of massive attacks the work of the Official Site of the Party of Regions was actually blocked. "We calmly treat this situation as understand how favorable pre-election period is to satisfy someone's painful ambitions. Self-appointed "leaders of the protest", for example, can provide themselves a status of "another savers of the nation," she said.

According to her, the Party of Regions has already got used that its political opponents get incredible pleasure from their role of "fighters with universal evil." "We got used to their quite predictable and, as always, primitive and cynical methods, designed for any price to destabilize the situation in the country and to discredit the government and the Party of Regions," the MP stated.

According to Olena Bondarenko, the actions of police officers concerning the file-store are in accordance with national legislation and international commitments of our country on protection of intellectual property rights. "System work on copyright protection has been held in Ukraine not for the first year, and evidence of its effectiveness was closure of similar file-stores during previous years," the politician added.

She also recalled that protection of intellectual property rights is a basic requirement for all EU countries, which pretend in future to join the European community. "That’s why the actions of "Internet hackers" are incomprehensible. Usually they like to state their irresistible desire to see the country in Europe, but they do not want to accept European standards of life, accustomed to anarchy and irresponsibility," Olena Bondarenko added. "They are profoundly wrong if hope that democratic Europe will deal with a country that can turn into a cozy and comfortable haven for Internet pirates and does not conduct an active struggle against violators of copyright," the MP stated.

 According to the parliamentarian, Europe has the opportunity to get once again convinced of the sincerity of European integration aspirations and real approximation of Ukraine to international legal standards, established by conventions of the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Framework Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

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