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Posted in Copyright, Entertainment & Content, Internet, Policy & Regulation Photo of Natalia GulyaevaPhoto of Maria Sedykh

Russia: New anti-piracy fee for Internet content is proposed

The First Vice Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has reportedly[1] 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. The Ministries would be required to develop relevant legislative amendments by 5┬áDecember 2014. Under Russian law copyright and related rights clearance may be exercised by way of conclusion of agreements with right holders

Posted in Copyright, Licensing Photo of Morten Petersenn

The afterlife of copyright sub licences after the death of the main licence

The German Federal Court of Justice decided in two cases that within normal circumstances a sub licence does not cease to exist if the main licence expires. The cases In both cases the owners of the rights to a copyright protected work sued sub licensees for copyright infringement after the main licence, from which the sub licensees derived their rights, had expired. In the first case the plaintiff was the owner of the exclusive world-wide publishing rights to Paul Desmond’s famous Jazz composition “Take Five”. In 1961 the plaintiff entered