Major amendments to Russian anti-piracy law came into effect on May 1, 2015. These amendments expanded the scope of the law to protect all copyrighted content including books, music and software with the exception of photos. The updated law also introduces simplified steps to take down websites that contain pirated content.
On August 1, 2013, the Russian government introduced its anti-piracy law, which was due to pressure from international and Russian media companies.
Initially, the law provided copyright protection solely to movies uploaded on data and telecom networks including the internet. It’s done by blocking websites that offer access to pirated video content.
But, to provide stronger protection, further amendments to the said anti-piracy law were introduced on November 24, 2014.