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Russia Amends IP Legislation Prior to Signing WTO Accession Protocol

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed the Accession Protocol, ratifying the agreement, thus making Russia the 154th member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Prior to the accession, Russian intellectual property (IP) legislation was being amended to: adhere to the WTO accession requirements and; parallel international IP treaties. Copyright protection and enforcement in the digital … Continue reading

Lucky Number 17?: Russia’s 16th Consecutive Year on the U.S Copyright “Watch List”

For its 16th consecutive year, Russia was named in the U.S copyright top priority “watch list”, according to a record kept by the International Intellectual Property Alliance. India, China, Argentina, Indonesia, Thailand and Canada too were among the countries perceived by the U.S to be failing to amend its copyright laws. The annual report released … Continue reading

From Russia, Without Love (and Censorship)

About 7 months ago, English Wikipedia held a worldwide blackout on January 18, 2012, along with dozens of other Internet sites, to protest the internet bills of Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). And the move worked pretty well, since the bills are currently stalled, though bits and pieces of … Continue reading

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