Russian Govt. Plans Tougher Anti-Piracy Legislation

In an effort to crack down on rampant online piracy, last August Russia introduced a brand new anti-piracy law. The legislation provides a mechanism for sites to be blocked should they not comply with rightsholder takedown requests within 72 hours. […] According to Deputy Duma Speaker Sergei Zhelezniak, it is likely they will return for a further reading during the fall, this time containing provisions for the protection of music, books and software. […] Ministry of Culture State Secretary Grigory Ivliev says that the government wants to increase the level of fines levied against those who engage in the piracy of music, books and software. For businesses fines could be increased to around one million rubles ($26,600) while individuals could face fines up to 300,000 rubles ($8,300) – Andy,TorrentFreak
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