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Month: May 2018

It is not plagiarism when the Russian soldier of future is very similar to game character

Russian state corporation RosTech has presented the concept of a Russian soldier of future. Some internet users have found many similarities with character from the game Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

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Andrey Krichevsky, CEO of Russian accredited CMO, about collective management in Russia

Andrey Krichevsky gave to Russian media house “Kommersant” interview. During the conversation with journalist he explained his position and vision of collective management in Russia, his experience and perspectives in development of music business in generally. Below are his main thoughts, and, believe, they have been translated very correctly.

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Russian internet ombudsman asked prosecutor to inspect Roskomnadzor’s activity

Russian internet ombudsman, Dmitry Marinichev, asked Russian general prosecutor to inspect Roskomandzor’s activity when the last en masse have blocked a lot of wrong IP addresses in order to restrict access to telegram in April this year. This proposal was made in annual Russian business book of complaints and proposals.

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EU commission’s recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online

The presence of illegal content online has serious negative consequences for users, for other affected citizens and companies and for society at large. In the light of their central role and the technological means and capabilities associated with the services that they provide, online service providers have particular societal responsibilities to help tackle illegal content disseminated through the use of their services.

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Strengthening the Press Through Copyright – why a publisher’s right is required

The briefing note by committee of legal affairs demonstrates that the new, related right for press publishers provided in Article 11 of the ‘Proposed DSM Directive’ is required to address pressing market failures in the area of the online press. The note also outlines why the proposed Article 11 is proportionate and the criticism raised against it by various stakeholders is not compelling.

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SWD IA on EU copyright modernisation – impacts of baseline option for out-of-commerce works in the collections of cultural heritage institutions

This option would not have any direct impact on rights clearance and transaction costs and would entirely depend on the solutions available at national level. CHIs in MS whose legal frameworks already allow for licences also covering the rights of outsiders for the digitisation and dissemination of OoC works would already benefit from the possibility of substantially lower transaction costs.

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Third edition of USA copyright office compendium – copyrightable authorship in a computer program

A computer program may be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office if it contains a sufficient amount of original authorship in the form of statements or instructions to a computer.

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Ventura v Motherless: safe harbor matters

Joshua Lange, the named defendant, owns, operates, and is the sole employee of his internet site, Motherless.com. The site contains over 12.6 million mostly pornographic pictures and video clips. The content generally has been uploaded by the site’s users, and the uploaders may or may not have created the material. Motherless stores the content on servers that Lange owns. In 2011, the website had nearly 750,000 active users and about 611,000 visits daily.

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Spanski v Telewizja Polska: domestic copyright infringement from abroad

When the owner of a foreign website, acting abroad, uploads video content in which another party holds exclusive United States public performance rights under the Copyright Act and then directs the uploaded content to United States viewers upon their request, does it commit an infringing “performance” under the Act? If so, is it protected from liability by the principle – unquestioned here – that the Act has no extraterritorial application?

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Russian legislators changed their mind in relation to exhaustion of USA trademarks

In response of USA sanctions the Russian legislators have proposed to exhaust rights in trademarks of USA companies and other companies from countries which uphold or endorsed the sanctions against Russia. The revised draft law does not provide such measure.

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