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
On 1 January 2015 amendments to the Russian Federal law “On advertising” No 38 of 13 March 2006 will come into force. The main change is prohibition of advertisement on Pay-TV channels and/or channels that use technical decoding devices. The law does not apply to Free-TV channels.
The amendments affect all Pay-TV channels notwithstanding the country of origin. The Russian … Continue Reading
ARBITRAZH COURT OF ST PETERSBURG AND LENINGRAD REGION, DECISION OF 15 OCTOBER 2012, NO. A56-16627/2011; 13TH ARBITRAZH COURT OF APPEAL, DECISION OF 21 JANUARY 2013
The Russian courts have adopted a new interpretation of copyright legislation, leading to successful copyright infringement proceedings against the Russian social network VKontakte.
VKontakte is currently the largest Russian social network with more than 100 … Continue Reading