SAIP crackdown with 1,110 illegal websites blocked

Saudi Gazette report

RIYAD – As part of a major crackdown on piracy offenses, the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SAIP) blocked 1,110 websites.

The authority confirmed that it had taken legal action after the detection of their violation of intellectual property rights and other regulations relating to broadcasting, films, television series, etc.

The punitive measures were taken after performing 4,657 online inspections to monitor suspicious websites.

SAIP has warned that it will show no leniency in taking punitive action against violators.

“All necessary legal measures will be taken against copyright infringers,” said the authority while stressing that it will continue to hold infringers accountable in all areas where the authority has jurisdiction to protect rights. of intellectual property.

The authority called on citizens and residents to support SAIP’s efforts when violations are detected to communicate with the official channels of the authority, via social media sites @saipksa, e-mail [email protected] and the toll-free customer service number 920021421.

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