Latvia clamps down on internet piracy January 10, 2019 10.12 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul Latvia has passed a law that requires ISPs to block access to TV broadcasts that violate intellectual property rights. According to Mediasat, the blocking will initially be undertaken in out of court orders by the National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) for a period of six months. It adds that the process is similar to that already employed in other countries and will see the regulator initially send cease-and desist notifications to offenders. They will be given 15 days to stop their illegal activities, after which their sites will be placed on a national blacklist sent to local ISPs. It is estimated that the state will provide the NEPLP with an additional