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Russian lawmakers’ activity aimed at protecting IP rights in the Internet

October 2013 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

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In the last two months, the Russian lawmakers' activity aimed at protecting IP rights in the Internet has exceeded all expectations.

The breaking point was the so called the "Anti-piracy law"  (the "Law") enacted on August 1, 2013, which provides owners ("Rightholders") of audiovisual works ("movies, including movies for TV and cinema") with additional opportunities to fight against their unlawful posting on the Internet.



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