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Russian ministry of economic development does not agree to abolish non-contractual collective rights management

Russian ministry of economic development believes idea is not appropriate at least now. In order to implement it is necessary to specify all details prior to even think about.

Without non-contractual collective rights management the potential user of music and licensees in generally would need to search each relevant right holders and conclude licence agreement individually with each copyright owner. It would complicate the work of such users and take a lot of time for rights clearance and even cause additional workplaces as consequences. It is not good to introduce excessive obligations, restrictions and prohibitions for organisations working in a field of collective rights management and music business. Implementation of restrictions in relation to CMOs can be considered as unreasonable interference in affairs of non-commercial organisations collecting royalties under state accreditation.