NOVO-OGARYOVO, March 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for taking additional measures to protect intellectual property rights.
"It's a very important sphere, and we have much to accomplish here. The latest analysis showed that the decisions made in the sphere of protection of intellectual property in film-making were not as effective as we had hoped," Putin said at a meeting with members of the Federation Council upper house of Russia's parliament on Thursday.
He referred to any new film release as an example. A weeklong show of a new film on a website is enough to dismantle all the protection, the president said, adding that "we have to consider additional moves to protect intellectual property.