On 24 November 2014, the Russian President signed into law a bill introducing amendments to the so-called Anti-piracy Law and expanding its scope to all types of copyright-protected content available on the Internet, except for photographs (the “Law“). The Law will take effect on 1 May 2015.
Under the Law the following procedure will become … Continue Reading
The First Vice Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has reportedly ordered the Russian Ministries of Culture, Communications, Economic Development, Finance, and Justice to assess a proposal from the Russian Union of Right Holders (“RUR“), to fight piracy by introducing a fixed royalty fee to be paid to rights holders in exchange for unlimited use of content on Internet. … Continue Reading