Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Micron Expands its NVDIMM-N Portfolio
Verizon Raises Prices, Limits Video Quality on Unlimited Plans
Google Introduces Chrome Enterprise
Toshiba Launches 8TB X300 Desktop HDD, Western Digital Introduces New 20TB My Book Duo System
Microsoft Talks About Next Xbox 'Scorpio' SoC
HP Announces new OMEN X Laptop
LG to Bring New Gaming Monitors to IFA
gamescom 2017: Lenovo Announces New Legion Gaming Towers
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > United ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, August 02, 2002
United States urges Russia to combat software piracy


The United States has urged the Russian government to take stronger action against software piracy, saying that Russia has become the world's second largest producer of counterfeit music and video products after China. U.S. Ambassador Alexander Vershbow has asked Russian Press and Mass Media Minister Mikhail Lesin for assistance in investigating activities of plants that are suspected of producing illegal music and video discs, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement Thursday.

Lesin's ministry is the licensing authority for Russian CD and DVD manufacturers.

According to the U.S. Embassy, Russia now manufactures over 200 million of CDs and DVDs a year, while the domestic demand is estimated at just 10 million.

"Russia has recently become a significant exporter of pirated products, and at conferences of film and recording industries, Russia was ranked second behind China as the largest producer of pirated goods," the U.S. Embassy said.

The Russian government has repeatedly pledged to crack down on software piracy, but it has continued to mushroom. The authorities have recently closed Moscow's largest outdoor market for video and audio products, describing the move as a crackdown on piracy, but the market quickly reopened at a former television factory just a few blocks away.

The U.S. Embassy said that it was "especially troubling" that the pirated products were produced at the facilities of the government-controlled Russian military-industrial complex.

"Failing to adequately enforce intellectual property rights has the potential to harm foreign investment in Russia and harm the development of Russia's own entertainment industry," it said.


Previous
Next
Plextor to announce PX-W4824A (48/24/40&48) CD-RW drive!        All News        Plextor to announce PX-W4824A (48/24/40&48) CD-RW drive!
Plextor to announce PX-W4824A (48/24/40&48) CD-RW drive!     Optical Storage News      Plextor to announce PX-W4824A (48/24/40&48) CD-RW drive!

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
European Union's Top Court Rules That PirateBay's Operations Risks Breaking The Law
Microsoft Patent Describes Windows Ability To Detect and Block Pirated Content
Google, Bing Agree to Help U.K. Fight Pirate Sites
U.S. Trade Representative Calls Out Stream Ripping In Latest 'Notorious markets' Report
World's Largest Music Strem Ripping Site Faces Legal Action
MPAA Lists Piracy Sites in Around The World
U.S. Trade Office Releases Latest Notorious Markets List
Pirate Bay Back Online
Pirate Bay Co-founder Sentenced To 42 Months Imprisonment
Search Engines Play A role In Piracy: study
UK 'Softens' Copyright Alert Program
U.S. Releases Trade Report On Worst Copyright Offenders

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .