Book publishers have proposed Yandex to sign antipiracy memorandum for books

The Russian association on copyright protection, working in interests of Russian book publishers, has proposed Yandex to sign antipiracy memorandum similar with those signed with audiovisual right holders but for digital and audio books. The association has also notified Roskomandzor thereof.

The de-indexing and cleaning search results out of pirate URLs is more attractive means of fight with piracy rather than restriction of access to pirate web-sites. Association claims it has already arrangements with main digital distribution platforms and social networks, what allows it to block illegal content without court order. Association also cooperates with Google and Yandex is out of its circle of partners.