Copyright protection methods to change in digital era - Russian Human Rights Council
MOSCOW, April 16 (RAPSI) – Special features of the Internet and cyber-domain require fresh approaches to copyright protection and serious changes in legislation within the shortest possible time, according to Chairman of Russia’s Presidential Council for Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov.
A traditional doctrine of copyright protection prioritizing authors’ monopoly in their products’ use is running down, Fedotov said on Monday during the Digital Transformation Conference in Moscow.
One of the properties of the Internet space is its transboundariness, that’s why amendments to the copyright protection legislation are needed both on a nationwide and a worldwide scale, the Human Rights Council Chair noted. However, boundary delimitation of countries’ sovereignty on the Internet is the top-of-mind issue, he added.
According to Fedotov, Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works adopted in 1886 will lose edge soon. New legislative regulation mechanisms for cyberspace must be adopted under observance of reliable copyright protection, he stated.