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Russian Federation: The Federal Law of November 24, 2014, No. 364-FZ, amending the Federal Law on Information, Information Technology and Information Protection and the Civil Procedure Code entered into force on May 1, 2015. The Act expands the scope of the Anti-Piracy Law to all categories of copyright protected content available on the Internet, except photographs; establishes the procedures for the copyright and related right holders who seek protection before the Moscow City Court against illegal use of content on Internet websites, as well as the procedures that the Internet Service Providers shall follow to block access to these websites; and extends the competence of the Moscow City Court to hear all civil cases related to copyright and related rights, except the rights to photographic works.

Thailand: The Copyright Act (No. 3) B.E. 2558 (A.D. 2015) was approved by the National Legislative Assembly, signed into law by the King and published in the Royal Gazette on February 5, 2015. It came into force on April 6, 2015. The Act amends the Copyright Act B.E. 2537 (1994), introducing the prohibition of, and penalties for, recording movies in movie theaters, and exemptions from copyright infringement for disabled people.

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