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U.S. and Russia to team up to fight IP violations

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Dec 2012 21:56 User comments (5)

U.S. and Russia to team up to fight IP violations The United States and Russia have signed a new agreement that will have the two countries joining up to fight against IP (intellectual property) violations.
Dubbed the "Intellectual Rights Protection Action Plan," Russia will shut down infringing websites and invest more in law enforcement including physical raids on accused violators, just like in the United States.

Additionally, Russia will establish a new law that could make ISPs liable for infringement depending on the circumstances.

The U.S., as expected, was excited with the move: "This step is particularly important in light of Russia's recent membership in the World Trade Organization and the application of the WTO agreement between us. Russia has made commendable progress in improving its regime, and the Action Plan signals a commitment to maintain that momentum to address IPR priorities."

Finally, the nations will share best practies and Russia may eventually adapt the U.S.' upcoming Copyright Alert System, which is a '6-strike' educational service for alleged pirates which eventually leads to penalties.

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5 user comments

123.12.2012 1:38

SELLOUTS.

223.12.2012 8:02

B.S. Russia dosent care!

323.12.2012 10:15

Who cares.
People will rediscover the postal service and do what we did when a single sided 5.25 floppy held 45KB and we still networked with the help of the local letter carrier - even better;a flash drive takes up less room and is protected from snooping in the mail by the state.

423.12.2012 17:52

.... another scare tactic. What is next: China?
Russia Govt. will make money out of it and the thing never gonna get done.


Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

524.12.2012 10:22

Originally posted by attar:
Who cares.
People will rediscover the postal service and do what we did when a single sided 5.25 floppy held 45KB and we still networked with the help of the local letter carrier - even better;a flash drive takes up less room and is protected from snooping in the mail by the state.
Hope that one's a joke.

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