In the situation of a significant increase in the consumption of content in the digital environment, the stimulation of the development of media markets by the state becomes the basis for their successful development. The NFMI expects the state to become a partner for the music industry as well. This will lead not only to its strengthening, but also to the development of digital ecosystems and platforms in general. One of the NFMI's tasks is to build a successful dialogue with the state.
The NFMI has urgent tasks to protect the interests of right holders, authors, and artists, as well as to develop the music business. This also requires building positive relationships with related industries, including Internet companies, telecom operators, television broadcasters, and audiovisual services. NFMI's experience helps to achieve these objectives.
Today, the music industry is a dynamically developing sphere, which is increasingly characterized by digitalization of services and platforms used. However, legislation and law enforcement practice often lag behind the market demands. The activities of NFMI are aimed at solving this problem, as well as helping the music industry to eliminate existing administrative barriers and contribute to its further growth.
Among the tasks of NFMI is the preparation of a package of measures to support and stimulate the development of the music industry and its further promotion, as well as the improvement of existing mechanisms to counteract piracy.
Russia has a unique situation, because the domestic services are the most popular here: social networks, search engines and other resources. However, the Russian market for music content consumption is also unique in comparison with other countries: Russian artists are extremely popular here. The rights to Russian content make up a significant part of the rights holders' catalogues, and labels actively export music abroad, thus promoting Russian authors and artists. In its work, the NFMI creates conditions for legislative incentives for the development of the music industry, digital ecosystems, and platforms in which music content is used and distributed.
The members of the NFMI are major music companies. The cumulative catalog of phonograms and musical works of the NFMI member companies makes up more than 70 % of all music published in the world
According to Vedomosti, the same tax benefits can be extended to the music industry as to the IT sector.
Let us kindly remind that in August 2022 a bill on compulsory licensing of copyright and related rights was submitted to the State Duma.
NFMI sent comments to the Ministry of Culture of Russia with regards to the previous version of the draft law.
Let us kindly remind that the Ministry of Economic Development of the RF has developed a draft law on civil liability for persons initiating the blocking of intellectual property objects (content) on the Internet.
At present, the Intellectual Property Rights Court (SIP) is considering a case on the claim of the Russian Copyright Society (RAO) against the City Palace of Culture of the city of Meleuz of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
At the meeting of the industry guilds of the "Russian Creative Week", representatives of the Federal and Moscow City Duma, the Presidential Administration and members of professional guilds, including the Director General of the NFMI Nikita Danilov, supported initiatives for the development of creative industries.
According to TASS, Nikita Danilov, Director General of the National Federation of the Music Industry, noted that the new order could jeopardize payments to Russian artists signed to foreign labels.
In May of this year, the President of the RF signed a decree according to which Russian companies can fulfill obligations to some copyright holders from unfriendly states in rubles when using a special account of the "O" type opened in an authorized bank.
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In March 2022, a bill was submitted to the State Duma, according to which the validity period of license agreements, by virtue of which Russian persons had the right to use the results of intellectual activity, is extended for the period of sanctions of foreign states and international organizations against Russian persons.
As follows from the case file, the programmer created an application (computer program) based on publicly available software products.
The Ministry of Culture has prepared a draft resolution of the Government of the RF on amendments to the resolution on remuneration for the free reproduction of phonograms and audiovisual works for personal purposes (hereinafter – the draft resolution).
According to Vedomosti, on July 21, the National Federation of the Music Industry asked the chairmen of the State Duma committees on Information Policy and Financial Market, Alexander Khinstein and Anatoly Aksakov, to create legislative conditions for blocking payments by individuals to pirated resources and their owners.
The pandemic weakened the concert market and stimulated the growth of streaming.
According to TASS, the National Federation of Music Industries (NFMI) expects that in the near future the problem of access of users of Russian services to new tracks by foreign artists will be solved.
According to Vedomosti, the new mechanism of payments for content to companies from unfriendly countries, introduced by the decree of May 27, may carry risks for some categories of copyright holders and for Russian licensees.
On October 21-22, 2021, a visiting meeting of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation on codification and improvement of civil legislation was held in Perm.
Rightholders and Internet companies signed a new version of the anti-piracy memorandum.
The online distribution of pirated copies of movies, TV series, music and books causes enormous damage to companies investing in content production.
The XIII International Conference, "Transport Networks Russia & CIS: Development of Backbone Networks", was held on March 17 - 18, 2022, in Moscow.
According to "Kommersant", music major labels are asking the Russian authorities not to rush into adopting draft amendments to the Civil Code on compulsory licensing, which would allow companies in Russia to use new media products despite sanctions.
According to "Vedomosti", a new version of the anti-piracy memorandum was signed at the end of 2021.
On December 6, 2021 with the support of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation the round table "Internet in Russia" was held, at which a large RAEC study on the trends and results of the digital economy in 2020-2021 was presented.
At the international educational conference Distant & Digital, the session "Digital content: practical steps to counter piracy" was held.