(From last week via Adrian Monck’s blog) Russia’s leading news organisations are proposing draft legislation that would change the legal status of news reports to goods, with fines imposed for publication out of copyright.
“The main goal of the proposed amendments to a number of laws is to turn news into goods which must be paid for,” RIA Novosti editor-in-chief Svetlana Mironyuk said in the report.
Russia’s media landscape is beginning to address the issue of copyright breaches online – but will the country learn from the attempts of other states to tackle this problem?
- Independent.co.uk: Russian journalist crippled by attack now fined for defamation
- Guardian: How Luke Harding became the reporter Russia hated
- PhotoAttorney: UK rejects copyright law amendments as result of UGC / mash-ups
- Moscow Times: Harding’s chilling effect
- BuzzMachine: Comments and how to play host