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Both authorities and other parties, such as the police and prosecuting authorities, the Consumer Authority, the Gaming Authority, the Norwegian Medicines Authority, lawyers and other law scholars, must sometimes handle conflicts related to illegal content on web pages. These include bankruptcies, criminal cases or civil cases.

It is important for public authorities to have knowledge of the domain name system and what possibilities and restrictions different measures mean.

How to remove illegal services or illegal content

The only effective means of making an unlawful service entirely inaccessible without negatively affecting third parties, is to remove the content or shut down the service. This can only be done where the service or content is located. In cases where it is difficult to access the content, the prosecuting authority and the courts may take action against the address pointing to the content, i.e. the domain name.


Published: 5 March 2019
Updated: 13 April 2023