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Fine for hosting providers refusing to remove pirated content to reach Rub 1 million

January 10, 2014, 18:56 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Violation of the order of blocking pirated content can entail for hosting providers and resource owners the imposition of fines ranging from 100 thousand roubles to one million roubles, it is said in draft “anti-piracy” amendments, prepared by the Russian Ministry of Culture and posted on the web portal of legal information.

According to the document, the claimants of violation of copyright and associated rights will bear similar responsibility, if they provide “knowingly false information to a resource owner or hosting provider that they are entitled to copyright and associated rights.”

According to the “anti-piracy” amendments, the fines for individuals will be from 10 thousand to 300 thousand roubles, for officials - from 50 thousand to 600 thousand roubles, for legal entities - from 100 thousand to one million roubles.

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