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MP3s legal in Russia?

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 08 Mar 2005 10:12 User comments (4)

MP3s legal in Russia? According to BBX, the IFPI's (International Federation of the Phonographic Industries) legal actions against the Russian web site have failed. The current copyright law of Russia does not currently involve digitally distributed media at all, so therefore didn't actually break a law. According to the source, the IFPI is not giving up yet.
"We have received no confirmation of any decision and we do not expect it for some time," a spokeswoman for the IFPI said.
"However if it is true that the prosecutor has not taken the case this would be very disappointing considering the blatant and large-scale infringement that continues to take place.

"If these reports are confirmed we will take the case further."
Source: BBC

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4 user comments

18.3.2005 13:26

hahaha, people are smarter then they look :D

28.3.2005 14:16

38.3.2005 16:03

Times have changed when you got to move to Russia to gain personal rights! Capital punishment for infringement is a capitalistic pig's dream.

48.3.2005 16:23

Russia probably don't have time to mess themselves with foolish laws such as these. I'm sure they have more serious problems. It's not like they're going to listen to any other countries anyway. That's what I like about Russian people, thay don't waste time at crap. Either that or I'm totally wrong and they're just behind all the other countries when it comes to these sort of things.

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