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Federal Law No. 187-FZ of July 2, 2013, on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Concerning the Protection of Intellectual Rights in Information and Telecommunication Networks

Year of current version:2013
Date of entry into force of original text:August 1, 2013
Date of Text (Enacted):July 2, 2013
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:
This Law introduces amendments, in particular, to the Civil Code, the Code of Civil Procedure and Federal Law No. 149-FZ of July 24, 2006, on Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection.
It establishes procedures for prohibiting access to films that are illegally available online, so as to combat the distribution of pirate video content and to protect the IP rights to films.

Article 2 of the Law adds Paragraph 3 to Article 26 of the Civil Procedure Code relating to the Moscow city court's jurisdiction over cases concerning violation of exclusive rights in films available via information and telecommunication networks (e.g. the Internet); and makes the insertion of Article 144.1 after Article 144 of the same code, relating to the procedure for preliminary injunctions regulated by the Moscow City Court.
Article 3 makes the insertion of Article 15.2 after Article 15 of the Federal Law No. 149-FZ on Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection, so as to provide for the details of the process of execution of the Moscow City Court's order for preliminary injunctions, i.e. issuing a restraining order to block the access to information on the internet, which distribution involves violation of exclusive rights in films, and the enforcement function of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, IT and Mass Media (Roskomanadzor) in this regard.
Article 4 makes the insertion of Article 1253.1 after Article 1253 of the Civil Code, relating to the definition of information intermediaries and special rules on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) liability so as to improve the means for the protection of IP rights to films.
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Федеральный закон Российской Федерации от 02.07.2013 г. № 187-ФЗ «О внесении изменений в отдельные законодательные акты Российской Федерации по вопросам защиты интеллектуальных прав в информационно-телекоммуникационных сетях» Федеральный закон Российской Федерации от 02.07.2013 г. № 187-ФЗ «О внесении изменений в отдельные законодательные акты Российской Федерации по вопросам защиты интеллектуальных прав в информационно-телекоммуникационных сетях», Complete document (pdf) [815 KB]

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