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Long-term strategy for improvement of Russian segment of internet has no options for non-contractual collective copyright management

Institute of Internet development, as reported RBC, an intermediary between industry and government, has its own plan to improve Russian segment of Internet (Runet). As reported Rambler, authors of this long-term strategy has upheld proposal of Russian ministry of communication (Mincom) to make prohibition for non-commercial organisations to collect royalties without direct agreements with right holders a law.

This conception proposes to introduce “non-collective form of copyright management” and exclude “institution of non-contractual collective management by accredited organisations and opportunity to manage copyright without agreement”. Authors want to implement only agreement-based approach in collective management.