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.

Russia intends to create its own system able to filter all traffic

This system should protect children from negative and dangerous content. As it is declared, a special “white list” of web-sites will be created. This system would call National System of Internet-traffic filtration. Such system is provided in state agenda “Digital economy”. Currently the two options of its realisation are considered.

Why Russian government dislikes draft law on false information in social networks?

Russian government proposed to overwrite the draft law proposing to oblige social networks, working or operating in Russian marketplace, to bear responsibility for content, or information, which users post or publish in such social networks. Social networks would be obliged to create special “administration” to handle issues with user’s content.

The new program for Russian digital economy has been adopted

This program has been developed and adopted in order to implement new Strategy of development for informational society in Russia. This program is called “Digital economy of Russian Federation”. This program has its purposes. First of all it is intended to create ecosystem of Russian digital economy, where digital data should be the key factor…

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…

Russian Ministry of Culture considers idea to help Roskomnadzor to block pirate resources without court order

Russian Ministry of Culture (MinCult) proposed to develop a mechanism protecting national movies and preventing their illegal distribution in Internet. Sounds like a call. So, there is no legal proposal in the form of draft law. There is no draft law, but initiative is presented as legal proposal on portal of legal acts. It is…

Russian ministry of communication has explained what means mirror of web-site

Russian ministry of communication (MinCom) has developed draft of governmental decree in order to implement the law on blocking of mirrors of web-sites. The right holders and Russian Roskomnadzor will have opportunity to require MinCom to qualify one or another web-site as a mirror of web-site, the access to which has been blocked under Russian…

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…