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July 1, 2013
Anti-Piracy Law in Russia

New law concerning protection of copyright that will provide the court with a right to block websites with pirated and illegal video content (movies, TV series) is planning to be adopted in Russian Federation.

The court can block suspected website or order to remove files that content a pirate video after receipt of the complaint from the copyright owner. In case if website doesn’t follow a court order, it will be on a blacklist.

New law doesn’t affect users of websites containing a pirate video only distributors.

In connection with strengthening of the Russian legal base as for media content illegal streaming our company will be glad to assist the rightholders, content distributors, in protection their rights on media content in the Russian internet space.


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