Amendments to coherent EU policy for cultural and creative industries – creator’s rights and interests

The Commission is urged to establish legal provisions which create a fairer environment governing the transfer of rights and the contractual remuneration of authors and performers, to create a contract adjustment mechanism, which allows authors and performers to claim additional remuneration in case the revenues yielded out of the exploitation of the works are disproportionally…

Max Andersson’s proposed amendments to proposed directive to implement Marrakesh Treaty throughout EU

Persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled continue to face many barriers in accessing books and other print material which are protected by copyright and related rights. Taking into consideration the social interests of granting such persons the right of access to information and the right to participate in cultural, economic and…

Draft evaluation and review of the IPR enforcement directive – Strengthening fairness and balance in the IPR civil enforcement framework

Many stakeholders ask for more legal clarity on the calculation of damages and their fairer allocation arguing that the amount of damages ordered by the courts often does not cover the harm suffered by the right holder, does not sufficiently deter the infringer from carrying out the infringement and thus provides no incentive to seek…

Russian business outlined all its complaints in one “book”

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…

Sports.ru accused Match TV of using texts from sports.ru’s web-site illegally

Few days ago Match TV accused Sports.ru of copyright infringements. Now vise-versa. CEO of sports.ru, Dmitry Navosha, explained why sports.ru does not sue Match TV. According to Navosha, correspondent from Match TV in his reportage has read text from sports.ru without any reference to resource (sports.ru). Nevosha underlined that it was not occasional. Such things…

Russian Roskomnadzor proposed to repeal mechanism of approval for reproduction of material mediums containing video, music, software etc.

Under Russian law in order to reproduce material copies of audio-visual works, software, data bases, music, in addition to licence from right holder, it is necessary to receive written approval from relevant state authority. Such approval is also called licence, but not from right holder. Exception is provided only for those persons, who are right…