In Russia are preparing a new anti-piracy law: under attack from social media users

The Ministry of culture of Russia together with market participants preparing a new anti-piracy bill. About this report “Izvestia” with reference to the stakeholders as well as representatives of the Association “Internet video”, the National Federation of music industry (nfmi), and the Association of producers of film and television (APKIT).

In Russia are preparing a new anti-piracy law: under attack from social media users

Officials are studying the proposals of the right holders who believe that we need to punis h social networks for posting content that is protected by copyright. In accordance with article 1253.1 of the Civil code, users are “information brokers”, allowing them to spread in the Network any content. This position GK needs to change, believe the copyright holders.

“We don’t see the social network”Vkontakte” — approx. ed.) fulfilled its promises: you have not entered search system copies of films on digital print and not blocked band with a pirate movie. We want legislation to spur them to cooperate,” — said the head of the Association “Internet video” Alex Bardin.

According to the owners, the lion’s share of copyright violations happening on social networks, allowing users to publish any materials. This situation is beneficial to social resources because the variety of content causes an increase in the number of users and the time they spend on the site.

In Russia are preparing a new anti-piracy law: under attack from social media users

Previously, courts have recognized the social networks copyright infringers, however, the situation changed after the entry into force of article 253.1 of the Civil code of the Russian Federation. This article introduces a new term — “information intermediary” — removing the responsibility from resources that allow users to publish content on their infrastructure.

Copyright holders propose to revise article 253.1 and to deduce from-under its actions of a platform that enables you to publish the content are protected by copyright.

In addition, it is proposed to prohibit advertising on the sites to which access is blocked by court order. If the site works on a subscription model — to prohibit payment systems to work with such resources.

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