The Kremlin has criticized “anti-piracy tax Mikhalkov”




The main control system (MAS), the administration of President Vladimir Putin has prepared a negative opinion on the idea of a ” tax on the Internet “- The introduction of the Internet users in favor of the holders proposed by the Russian Union of right holders (CPR) by Nikita Mikhalkov. This was reported on Tuesday the newspaper “Vedomosti”, citing sources familiar with the text of the document.


Prepared KSU review aims First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. It was suggested to him by President Putin in 2014 to study the initiative CPR. The parties were assured that CCU Shuvalov recommended to take into account the position of the Kremlin in the preparation of the report copyright fees that he would send Putin.

The document CCU noted that the idea of ​​CPR received negative response from most of the ministries and departments. Criticized the proposal underwent the ministry and the Ministry of Communications. Deputy Communications Minister Alexei Volin told the publication that the ministry consider this idea senseless and reported it to Shuvalov. A source at the Ministry of Economic Development told the newspaper that the agency, as before, insists that Russia already has a mechanism to protect the rights to movies, TV series – anti-piracy law in 2014.

In December 2014 the proposal of levying anti-piracy CPR levy on ISPs by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia. “Taxes should be collected in areas where manufactured goods and services, and the sector (Internet) – ensure that he should not have obstacles and limitations” – then said the deputy head of FAS Anatoly Golomolzin.

According to the newspaper, openly supported the idea of ​​the author’s collection, the proposed CPR, but the Ministry of Culture. Together with CPR Office to prepare the text of the bill and the concept of copyright collection.

CTA Board is headed by the famous film director Nikita Mikhalkov, offers to oblige ISPs to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a global license that allows their subscribers to download content on the Internet. The fee, which was conceived CPR can make 300 rubles per year per user. The funds received are invited to distribute between authors and performers.

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