New Russian anti-piracy law set for May 1

Murray Stassen

Russia-based pirate site operators have been given a final warning by government, with an amendment to the country’s copyright law coming into force on May 1.

Amendments are being made to intellectual property legislation implemented in August 2013, due to rising complaints about the law’s ineffectiveness during its first year, according to TorrentFreak.

Injunctions were imposed against 175 sites by Moscow City Court during the year, but only 12 were blocked. Russia has therefore made further amendments to the ...

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