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Prepared a bill requiring “Yandex” and Google to remove links to pirate sites

The Ministry of culture has prepared amendments to the law “On information, information technologies and protection of information”. The amendments include an article obliging search engines on the Internet to remove at the request of the right holder links to pirated content. It is reported by RNS with reference to the press service of the Ministry.

One of the Agency prepared amendments to the law “On information” stipulates that “the search system operator at the request of the right holder is obliged to stop issuing information about the index page, where you illegally posted information about the objects of copyright and (or) related rights,” — said the press service. The Department also clarified that the search engines will be required at the request of the owner to remove links to sites with information about how to bypass locks.

Amendments “extensively discussed” at the Board meeting of the Ministry of culture on March 29 said the representative office. In the near future a bill “is planned to place on the Federal portal of draft regulations for public comment,” — said the press service of the Ministry.

In the communications bill, the Ministry of culture for approval has not been received, said Deputy Minister of communications and mass communications Alexei Volin.

In “Yandex” reported that the Ministry of culture has no authority to determine the copyright infringement without a court order.

“To determine whether copyright infringement can only court. The Ministry of culture, as the Executive authority, this authority is not vested. The recognition of unilaterally site copyright infringers is contrary to the constitutional rights to judicial protection and fair trial, — have informed in a press-service “Yandex”.

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In a press-service Group and industry Association RAEC declined to comment. A Google spokesperson did not respond to a request of journalists. Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev said the initiative of the Ministry of culture is detrimental.

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