Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian New Anti-Piracy Law Comes into Force Today, Faces Mass Protests
1.08.2013 20:48
Russian New Anti-Piracy Law Comes into Force Today, Faces Mass Protests
http://expert.ru/2013/07/31/konets-piratstvu/

The new anti-piracy legislation comes into force on August 1, it will allow copyright holders to get a Russian court to block access to allegedly pirated content as well as hyperlinks to such content.

      According to the new law, all websites hosting pirated films must be included to a state blacklist, which started its work today from collapse after failing to cope with the influx of web surfers.

      The controversial law, which has been dubbed the “Russian SOPA” after its scrapped US analogue, faced a flurry of criticism from the Russian Internet industry over technicalities, which, industry representatives say, will enable rampant abuse. About 1,700 Russian-language websites on Thursday took part in a protest, posting banners against the new blacklist or even going on strike by shutting down their operations for a day.

      Many people in the Internet also sign petitions to roll back the law. The petition published on a government website for grassroots petitions has already gathered 60,000 signatures. It needs to collect 100,000 signatures within a year for for parliamentary review.

      Meanwhile, the first lawsuit under the new law has already been filed. Kino Bez Granits (Cinema Without Borders) film distributor asked the Moscow City Court to take down five movies from the distributor’s catalog uploaded on the social network VK.com. The company's representative said they planned to file more complaints in the future.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian Internet Russian legislation anti-piracy law Internet piracy  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:








Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Bolshoi Theatre  EcoBattle  Sergey Reznik  Exhibitions in Moscow  Log Hut  Auctions in Moscow  Wi-Fi   Volgograd Monuments  Censorship  Active Citizen  Alexei Korzukhin  St. Petersburg  Life Saving  Victory Day  Safari Park of Gelendzhik  Ukraine  Festivals in Saint Petersburg  Armavir  Russian opera singers  Darwin Museum  Sentimentalism  Vladivostok  Russian fairy tails  Karelia   CSKA Moscow   Anatoly Serdyukov  Russian scientists  Russian Arts and Crafts  Fashion  Sochi Olympic Games 2014  Multimedia  Russian tourism  Kari  Russian economy  Russian opposition  Moscow  Tver  Russian companies  Mikhail Larionov  visa center  Russian courts  Yaroslavl   Russian Cinema  Russian FMCG market  Russian business  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian cuisine  National Russian Drinks  Russian science  Day of Russian Cinema 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites