Viral videos are also should be paid for copyright

Rumble operates an open video platform that sources, validates, provides clearance management, distribution and monetization for video content. It is a content-creator-centric platform, whose main goal and core business model has always been to help video creators increase distribution and monetize their videos. Rumble allows video creators to host, share, monetize and distribute their video…

Russian ministry of culture proposed to “impose” private copying levy on smart watch

Russian ministry of culture (MinCult) intends to amend relevant governmental decree in order to collect private copying levy from smart watch. Amendments are already agreed in order to be proposed to government. At the same time it is also proposed to exclude digital video cameras from taxable equipment.

Proposal for regulation on the exercise of copyright and related rights for online transmissions of broadcasting in EU – ancillary online services

The ancillary online services covered by this Regulation (official document) are those services offered by broadcasting organisations which have a clear and subordinate relationship to the broadcast. They include services giving access to television and radio programmes in a linear manner simultaneously to the broadcast and services giving access, within a defined time period after the…

Draft third edition of USA copyright office compendium – compilations and collective works

A compilation or a collective work may be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, provided that it constitutes copyrightable subject matter. If the authorship involved in creating the compilation or collective work as a whole (i.e., the author’s selection, coordination, and/or arrangement) does not fall within one or more of the congressionally established categories of…

New law provides regulation for audio-visual services operating in Russia

The law provides definition of organiser of audio-visual service. It is an owner of web-site and/or its single page in Internet network and/or software for computers, which are exploited (web-site, page or software) to form and/or to organise dissemination in Internet a set of audio-visual works, if access to such audio-visual works is provided for…

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 Business Guidance – Permitted communication and Remedies

The Act introduces a ‘safe harbour’ of ‘permitted communications’ which allow parties to communicate and take some steps towards resolving disputes without running the risk of triggering litigation. The provisions allow rights holders to attempt to identify the source of infringement by engaging with those further down the supply chain under a clear framework.