Russians will be obliged to pay a “tax on the Internet” – 25 rubles per month




In Russia will be obliged to take an additional charge for using the Internet. Union holders presented this initiative to President Vladimir Putin as a radical way to combat piracy. Since each user Runet offer monthly levy a tax of 25 rubles. For the money, you can download any content and share it any number of times.


“Implementation of the concept can be a real breakthrough in the field of protection of intellectual property rights, and Russia – the first country in the world, where would operate an effective mechanism to regulate the turnover of digital content on the Internet,” – said one of the developers of the concept of global licenses Sergey Fedotov.

Collected from users of the funds will be distributed among the owners based on the analysis of Internet traffic. In the year of the tax will be 300 rubles per user, regardless of whether it is a mobile internet or wired connection.

The developers note that the initiative does not contradicts the earlier anti-piracy law. “For publishers who want to, as before, to dispose of them belonging to the works or phonograms, anti-piracy law will remain the main instrument of protection. Such objects of intellectual property rights will be withdrawn from the free circulation in the digital environment and will be available to users only with the consent of the copyright owner, its conditions, “- quote” Izvestia “Fedotov.

Earlier, the Ministry of Communications negatively reacted to the proposal for the consideration of the bill on collective management of rights on the Internet. After meeting with representatives of the film industry Office has sent to the Government conclusion of the law involves gathering with telecom operators.

Russian Union of right holders in October suggested that the mechanism of charging for the use of copyrighted materials on the web. There is a proposal to charge operators a fee depending on the number of subscribers and divide the money among the owners. There is also a collection system with the manufacturers and importers of audio and video equipment.

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