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Month: July 2017

Viral videos are also should be paid for copyright

Rumble operates an open video platform that sources, validates, provides clearance management, distribution and monetization for video content. It is a content-creator-centric platform, whose main goal and core business model has always been to help video creators increase distribution and monetize their videos. Rumble allows video creators to host, share, monetize and distribute their video content from one centralized account.

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Russian ministry of culture proposed to “impose” private copying levy on smart watch

Russian ministry of culture (MinCult) intends to amend relevant governmental decree in order to collect private copying levy from smart watch. Amendments are already agreed in order to be proposed to government. At the same time it is also proposed to exclude digital video cameras from taxable equipment.

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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 broadcast, to television and radio programmes which have been previously broadcast by the broadcasting organisation (so-called catch-up services).

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Draft third edition of USA copyright office compendium – compilations and collective works

A compilation or a collective work may be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, provided that it constitutes copyrightable subject matter. If the authorship involved in creating the compilation or collective work as a whole (i.e., the author’s selection, coordination, and/or arrangement) does not fall within one or more of the congressionally established categories of authorship, the registration specialist may communicate with the applicant if the authorship appears questionable or may refuse registration.

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It was proposed to block certain users of messengers in Russia

Russian legislators during consideration of the draft law, regulating the work of messengers in Russia, in second reading have proposed to block certain users in messengers under court order.

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Proposed amendments to Marrakesh Regulation

This Regulation should ensure that, in accordance with Article 9 of the Marrakesh Treaty, the contracting parties provide financial and human resources to facilitate international cooperation between authorised entities, the adequate availability of accessible format copies and the cross-border exchange of such copies.

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When plagiarism in design is a more likely the matter of competition than copyright

One Russian publishing house “Azbuka-Attikus” has filed complaint to the Moscow department of Russian Federal Anticompetitive Service (MDFAS) in relation to other publishing house “Eksmo”. According to complaint “Eksmo” has copied design of book covers created by “Azbuka”.

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One Russian major book publishing house decided to pay for information on pirates

Thanks to internet it is not so easy for book publishers to survive in market realities. Many books are available in internet and not always in accordance with law and with permission of right holder. One Russian publishing house decided to pay for information on their books which were counterfeited in hard copies. The informant can receive up to 10% from value of counterfeited books.

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New law provides regulation for audio-visual services operating in Russia

The law provides definition of organiser of audio-visual service. It is an owner of web-site and/or its single page in Internet network and/or software for computers, which are exploited (web-site, page or software) to form and/or to organise dissemination in Internet a set of audio-visual works, if access to such audio-visual works is provided for payment and/or under condition to view an ads, intended to attract attention of consumers, residing in Russia, and the quantity of visitors is not less than 100 thousands a day from territory of Russia.

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The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 Business Guidance – Permitted communication and Remedies

The Act introduces a ‘safe harbour’ of ‘permitted communications’ which allow parties to communicate and take some steps towards resolving disputes without running the risk of triggering litigation. The provisions allow rights holders to attempt to identify the source of infringement by engaging with those further down the supply chain under a clear framework.

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