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Head of Roskomnadzor is persuaded that anti-piracy legislation proved its efficiency

June 19, 2015

Application of the anti-piracy law has already proved its efficiency: only during 2014 the Russian market of legal on-line video services has grown up by 58 per cent and continues to grow actively; the number of consumers of legal content has grown up by 50 per cent. This is what Alexander Zharov, Head of Roskomnadzor, declared during his speech on Thursday, June 18, in St.-Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Head of Authority noted that activity in the sphere of Internet video content legalization was developing rapidly prompting right-holders to post licensed video and admit legalization of already-posted videos, and also gain income.

Alexander Zharov cited the increase of box-office takings in distribution as a result of constructive cooperation of Roskomnadzor and right-holders striving not to allow illegal distribution of movies “Stalingrad”, “Battalion” and “Prizrak” in the Internet.

Federal Law 187 ensuring protection of film producers and owners in the Internet, entered in force as on 01 August 2013. Federal Law 364 has been effective since 01 May 2015, it extended anti-pirating measures to different objects of intellectual rights – TV and radio broadcasts, music, books, games, programs (actually, any objects, except for photos).

Today, Roskomnadzor has processed 313 judicial decrees of Moscow City Court on limiting excess to intellectual rights objects illegally distributed in the Internet. They include 6 decrees with respect to music (submitted as on 01 May) and 5 with respect of literature. Besides, 152 decrees were processed on repealing such measures. In most cases website managers deleted pirated content. Presently, there is a limit to 69 Internet resources and 104 IP addresses.

Alexander Zharov reminded that new Law 364 stipulates arrangements for pre-trial interaction of right-holders and Internet resources that is largely a partial analogue of American DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). In addition, stricter measures are provided to influence persistence violators. If Moscow City Court hold twice that a site infringes intellectual rights, it can make a decision to lock this resource permanently.

Alexander Zharov emphasized that cumulative experience of law enforcement allowed speaking about effective protection of content makers rights from violators not only in the Russian Federation but also on Internet sites abroad, notwithstanding resource location and registration. It also allows, jointly with the Internet industry, developing new services and technology of content distribution and consumption.

Presentation of Head of Roskomnadzor – A. Zharov’s speech at Intellectual Property Section in St.-Petersburg International Economic Forum.



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