Putin has banned pirate software

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law blocking applications that violate copyrights. The law placed on the portal of normative legal acts. It will enter into force on 1 October.

Recall, the law was previously adopted by the state Duma and the Federation Council approved. Document razreshat to block mobile apps with pirated content. To lock the right holder must apply to the court, and then Roskomnadzor will send the owner of an information resource that hosts the pirated app, the notification on the need to remove content. If the app is uninstalled within one working day, the operators can block the information resource.

Also, the law defined the term “software application”. This includes “programs for electronic computers by which without the corresponding permission of the copyright objects of copyright or related rights apply to the Internet.” Also introduced the term “owner of the software application”.

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