WIPO ALERT is a secure, online platform to which authorized bodies in WIPO member states can upload details of websites or apps which have been determined to infringe copyright according to national rules.

Advertisers, advertising agencies and their technical service providers can apply to become authorized users of WIPO ALERT in order to access aggregated lists of infringing websites from around the world.

They can use this information in their automated advertising systems to avoid placing advertisements on such sites. In this way, they can avoid subsidizing copyright infringement and protect their brands from the negative reputational effect of association with illegal activities.

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What is WIPO’s role?

WIPO assists its member states in the dissemination of information generated at national level.

WIPO does not assess whether any website is infringing and does not take any responsibility for the contents of the national lists hosted on the WIPO ALERT platform.

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Russia joins WIPO ALERT

On September 21, 2020, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WIPO to join WIPO ALERT. The Russian Federation becomes the fifth WIPO Member State to join WIPO ALERT.

Warning – any concerns as to the inclusion or omission of a website from a list must be pursued with the national agency concerned.