Nikita Mikhalkov invites the Internet community to “draw a joint scheme” for the implementation of the copyright collection

    The head of the Russian Union of Rightholders (RSP) Nikita Mikhalkov proposes to discuss the conditions and prospects of introducing a global license and copyright fee with representatives of IT companies and telecom operators, Vedomosti reports citing an interview with “We do not want to take anything from anyone, but only offer a model that is more democratic than the one that is currently operating on the market. We want to understand how this can be better implemented. And, of course, we are happy to accept the offers of Internet companies to cooperate in this matter, ”the director said.

    “It is necessary to publicly, calmly, putting all the cards on the table, together with the Internet community to draw a joint scheme. On the way to the implementation of the project, there are tasks that we cannot solve without industry expertise, because these are purely technical processes and professionals understand them better than we do, ”explains Mikhalkov.

    Very soon, in less than a month, a new version of the anti-piracy law will come into force. In this regard, Alexei Byrdin, director of the Internet Video Association, expressed his opinion about the global license: “Let's use the new legislative tool, let's destroy this thieves system together, and leave utopian ideas like a“ global license ”for a philosophical discussion with a glass of tea. "

    Megamind" already wrotethat the copyright collection bill was last discussed in March of this year. Then the public chamber did not support him.

    The idea of ​​a global license was proposed in the fall of 2014. Its essence is that Internet operators had to include royalties in the amount of a monthly fee. The amount that each Internet user had to pay was estimated at about 25-30 rubles per month. And then the proposal of the RSP did not find a response either.

    The proposal was opposed by the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Justice, the Main Control Directorate of the presidential administration, as well as telecom operators, IT companies and even some copyright holders.

    “Copyright legislation has been changing too often lately, market participants do not have time to adapt to this. For example, from May of this year, the law on blocking pirated sites will begin to apply to not only films and series, but also all types of content. We need to see how this law will work before adopting new ones, ”says Lidia Mikheeva, a member of the Public Chamber.

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