Now it is clear how to define whether service falls outside regulation on audio-visual services in Russia

Few weeks ago in Russia it was adopted the law on audio-visual services operating in Russia. In order to implement and execute the new law Russian Roskomnadzor has drafted and adopted the rules defining what an audio-visual service is, where mainly the users upload their videos. Roskomnadzor has defined the procedure and criterions.

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

Through the principle of contractual freedom it will be possible to continue limiting the exploitation of the rights affected by the principle of country of origin laid down in this Regulation, especially as far as certain technical means of transmission or certain language versions are concerned, provided that any such limitations of the exploitation of…

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…

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…

Extending the scope of the geo-blocking prohibition: an economic assessment

On 25 May 2016, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on addressing unjustified geo-blocking. New analytical paper illustrates the prevalence of geo-blocking in e-commerce and summarizes available relevant evidence. It also discusses the economic impact of lifting geo-blocking restrictions in online goods and copyrighted digital content services.

How OTT-services, operating in Russia, will count viewers for regulation purposes?

Russian Roskomnadzor proposed instructions for OTT-(audio-visual)-services explaining how to count viewers visiting web-sites of such services. This instruction has been proposed in order to implement new law on OTT-(audio-visual)-services operating in Russia. This law provides regulation for popular services with audience more than 100 thousands viewers a day.