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Russian state duma proposed to delete inactive accounts in social networks

One deputy from Russian State Duma has proposed to delete account in social network if it was inactive during one year. The deputy believes if the account owner has died his account and page in social network is to be deleted. So, how to define whether holder of account is still alive – he should post something during the year. If the account – as well as its holder – is silent that means its holder is dead. Simple logic, but implementation of this idea is impossible.

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Ministry of culture wants to count each film view in online cinemas

Russian Ministry of Culture (MinCult) has proposed to track each film view in online cinema in special system (single federal informational automatic system of data on films demonstrations in cinema spaces). According to MinCult’s idea online cinemas have to connect to this system and provide it with data required and at their own account. Certainly online cinemas don’t like this idea.

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Right holders are dissatisfied by Yandex’s execution of antipiracy memo

Major Russian right holders, holding rights in audio-visual works, and Yandex have signed anti-piracy memorandum, the agreement aiming to delete links or pirate web-sites from search results. In order to execute this memo Yandex have developed its own bot – special software searching for illegal sources of right holders’ content. The bot is not only means of memo execution, but the main, and right holders, who signed this memo, are dissatisfied on its work.

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Russian broadcasters proposed create one vendor for their content

They proposed it to improve distribution of their content in internet; actually they want make money on this distribution and don’t want lose financial opportunities. The operators, who currently don’t pay for distribution of such content, don’t like such proposal – it could cost them significantly.

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SWD Impact assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules – options for the use of protected content by online services

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No policy intervention. This option would rely on the voluntary deployment of technologies by user uploaded content services, which will continue to apply their own terms and level of transparency as to the functioning of the technologies.

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Impact assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules – use of protected content by online services

It is a problem, because rightholders have no or limited control over the use and the remuneration for the use of their content by services storing and giving access to large amounts of protected content uploaded by their users.

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Human rights council asked Putin to decline and improve the law on fake news

Human rights council under the Russian president Vladimir Putin also does not like the new laws on fake news and insulting of Russian official authorities. The council asked the Putin to reject the law, but it asked to improve these laws. According to the council the law “unproportionally restricts the right on freedom of expression”. The liability, provided for dissemination of fake news, is excessive council believes.

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How The Queen’s Corgi triumphed over Hurvínek in Russian screening race

The Russian rulings provide the Russian ministry of culture with right to change the date of release for foreign movie if the Russian movie is to be also released on the same dates. So most often the Hollywood movies fall under these rules. That is what happened with cartoon “The Queen’s Corgi”, but the outcome was unexpected.

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Should the traditional mass media be liable for fake news?

The traditional mass media in Russia – traditional television and radio stations and print issues – are totally under control of the state. Most of them have also strong support from the state budget. But if these media provide information for huge massive audience, should they be liable for mistakes, i.e. for so called fake news made by mistake, omission or by any other reason. In other words, if traditional mass media provides incorrect information should it be liable?

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First application of administrative punishment by “link” in Russia

In Russia there is a law prohibiting the dissemination of explicit content in internet. The liability for violation of such law should bear also the owner of mass media or operator of web-site where the content is published or through with the explicit content is disseminated. The Russian online media resource Vedomosti has been fined for dissemination of explicit content despite the fact that there was warning and the content in question has been available on twitter through the link.

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