2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-04 23:58
The law on blocking resources that distribute illegal content, passed on Friday, caused quite contradictory but equally negative emotions among specialists, as well as participants in the Internet market. At the same time, among the disaffected are both copyright holders and owners of resources that distribute multimedia content.
Recall that the law implies the development of a mechanism aimed at blocking individual pages of websites containing illegal television and film materials, after the appropriate decision of the Moscow City Court. Observers and CEOs of Internet companies are concerned that the Roskomnadzor commission that is developing the bill has ignored the amendments proposed by the Internet community. As a result, the current version of the law contains legal loopholes that can be exploited by both pirates and third parties engaged in unfair competition.
Lack of measures to combat the distributors of illegal music
Naturally, the owners of resources containing video materials are concerned that music has "dropped out" of the law. According to most experts, the volume of “pirated” music on the Russian Internet is hardly inferior to the volume of illegal video content, and ignoring some violators to please others entails even more serious consequences.
Svetlana Gorokhova, general director of the free video portal Zoomby, notes that a comprehensive fight against piracy can double the profitability of the resource, and a “one-sided” version of the law will not be able to seriously affect the recovery of the market. But the representative of the " Soyuz studio " Alexander Minakov openly points out the biases of the deputies when considering this issue. According to Minakov, the state has its own interests in the field of video content, which was the reason for ignoring musical production in the law. Recall that in the wake of the fight against "piracy" "Studio Soyuz" also filed a lawsuit against "Vkontakte" as a distributor of illegal content.
Page blocking and judicial instance
Blocking not the entire resource, but only the page containing illegal content, caused quite serious disagreements in the Internet community. The administration of the resources covered by the law is pleased with this decision: “It is wrong when a website with 1000 pages is closed because of one video clip,” says Svetlana Gorokhova. Rightholders, on the other hand, believe that such a measure of struggle will have no practical effect - "pirates" can easily move illegal content, and the bureaucratic machine will nullify the attempts of the copyright holder to protect their content in court.
Separate dissatisfaction was caused by the decision of the deputies to order the consideration of all claims under this law to the Moscow City Court. LDPR MP Dengin described this version of the law as "terrible", noting that the Moscow City Court is far from the only instance that has the right to such arbitration.
The greatest claims were caused by the very wording contained in the wording of the law. The “persons providing access to materials”, which are actually interpreted by legislators as “pirates”, include both the resource administrator and the owner of the search engine or an ordinary user who distributes a link to illegal content. However, the very structure of the law deprives the authors of the opportunity to specify the person of the violator, which was noted by experts at the stage of project development.
Recall that the law was adopted at a plenary meeting of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and will enter into force on the territory of Russia on August 1, 2013.
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