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Amendments to Civil Code aimed at Internet users, not copyright holders

16:36 18/04/2012

MOSCOW, April 18 - RAPSI. The amendments to the Civil Code's fourth section include "inexplicable" points that take into account Internet users and not copyright holders, FTM-Entertainment General Director Sergei Semyonov said during a roundtable discussion on intellectual property protection in Moscow.

"Well-experienced individuals have worked long and hard on the amendments to the draft law, but it somehow contains several inexplicable points," Semyonov noted.

It is clear that the amendments are insufficient to properly regulate copyrights, he noted.

"The amendments take into account the opinion of Internet users rather than copyright holders," Semyonov said. The amendments are a step forward to regulating copyrights, but they are not sufficient to curb illegal content distribution in cyberspace, he added.

Semyonov also said a 40-page document has recently been developed to consider the interests of copyright holders and to provide recommendations for further improving copyright law.

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Amendments to Civil Code aimed at Internet users, not copyright holders

16:36 18/04/2012 The amendments to the Civil Code's fourth section include "inexplicable" points that take into account Internet users and not copyright holders, FTM-Entertainment General Director Sergei Semyonov said during a roundtable discussion on intellectual property protection in Moscow.
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