Russian ombudsman on internet dislikes idea to forbid VPN and similar services in Russia in order to control access to information or dissemination of information. He believes such idea is madness.
New draft law, repealing the law on bloggers in Russia, has been introduced to Russian State Duma. Provisions of the law on bloggers, regulating dissemination of publicly accessible information in Internet by bloggers, have been declared as ineffective. Many believes that registry of bloggers, created under this law, is a stupid and absurd thing.
New draft law proposes amendments to Russian law on information, its protection and informational technologies. Explanatory note to this draft underlines that relevant Russian authorities face obstacles when forbid dissemination of illegal information under current Russian law. First of all it is impossible to oblige search engines to exclude links to forbidden information in search…
Due to the lack of a European right (except for trademarks and designs), obtaining interlocutory or permanent injunctions for the same infringement against infringers or intermediaries from several jurisdictions in the EU is often cumbersome for certain IPR, in particular copyright.
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.
Different stakeholders ask for a clarification of the scope of provisional and permanent injunctions, in particular with regard to intermediaries. A broad call is also made to generally strengthen the involvement of intermediaries in IPR enforcement.
Russian ministry of culture (MinCult) and Russian movie producers have agreed that in order to distribute movie in cinemas the distributor of such movie, regardless of whether this movie is of Russian production or foreign production, like Hollywood, must pay not less than 5 million Russian roubles for permission.
This draft law proposes amendments to the law on information, its protection and informational technologies. The draft provides two definitions. One definition is given for info-communicative services and the other is given to info-communicative services for exchange of instant messages.
In Russia it was established institute of ombudsman presenting and protecting interests of Russian business. For certain industry of business there is special representative of ombudsman, who summarizes all complaints stated by business and puts them on paper. Each year ombudsman makes report to Russian president and proposes the ways to resolve problems outlined in…
Russian ministry of culture (MinCult) develops draft law in order to eliminate so called “ticket mafia” in Russia. If a play or show is very interesting for public, the tickets can be sold very quickly, especially if the selling price established by a theatre is not so high and many people with average income can…