Monday, October 3, 2016

The state Duma has no plans to introduce fines for downloading movies from pirate sites – TASS

MOSCOW, October 3. /TASS/. The Chairman of Committee of the state Duma of the sixth convocation on information policy, Leonid Levin, said that the deputies do not plan to introduce fines for citizens for downloading movies from pirate sites. According to him, the law in this area will be improved to strengthen the struggle with the resources that host the illegal content.

Earlier on Monday, media reported, citing unnamed sources, that Russia allegedly discussed the possibility of introducing a system of fines for people who illegally download movies. According to reports, the perpetrators will be identified by IP address.

“the state Duma will continue the fight against illegal content on the network, using the approaches that have been used previously,” – said TASS Levin, who is expected to retain his post in the seventh convocation of the chamber. “In particular, it is necessary to deal with pirate sites that illegally broadcast live and earn, violating copyright, not the users who try to access this content, not always realizing that he is illegally”, he explained.

the MP said that relevant laws about blocking such sites adopted, they were subsequently tightened. “The legislation will be improved in this direction”, – he stressed.

anti-piracy law that prohibits the posting of illegal content, entered into force on 1 August 2013. Initially the law applies only to video content, but later approved amendments that extended from may 1, 2015 this law on illegally posted on the Internet books, music and software. In addition, the current version of the anti-piracy law provides for the procedure for “life” website blocking for repeated violations. With the requirement to remove pirated content rights holders can appeal to the Moscow city court.


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