Russia Amends Copyright Law

Law360, New York (April 21, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a surprise decision, Russia has adopted amendments to the copyright law that extend copyright protection to 70 years after the author’s death from the current 50 years.

Deputies of the State Duma lower house of Russia’s parliament on Wednesday adopted in the second reading amendments to the Law on Copyright and Allied Rights in order to counteract intellectual piracy in Russia.

The bill on amendments specifies criteria for providing protection in the Russian territory to publications and objects of allied rights depending on the citizenship...
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