Activities

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.

Participants

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

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NFMI took part in the Russian Creative Week and the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum
NFMI took part in the Russian Creative Week and the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum
29.09.2022

Russian Creative Week

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.

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Music majors are afraid of abuse of the temporary order of payments to copyright holders
Music majors are afraid of abuse of the temporary order of payments to copyright holders
28.09.2022

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.

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The Ministry of Economic Development has prepared explanations on the Decree of the President of the RF on the opening of special accounts for settlements with copyright holders
The Ministry of Economic Development has prepared explanations on the Decree of the President of the RF on the opening of special accounts for settlements with copyright holders
27.09.2022

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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A bill on compulsory licensing of the use of objects of copyright and related rights has been submitted to the State Duma
A bill on compulsory licensing of the use of objects of copyright and related rights has been submitted to the State Duma
27.09.2022

On August 19, deputy D.

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A bill on automatic prolongation of license agreements has been submitted to State Duma
A bill on automatic prolongation of license agreements has been submitted to State Duma
27.09.2022

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.

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The Constitutional Court of the RF has ruled that illegal processing/creation of a composite and derivative computer program does not exclude the right to protection of the processor/compiler. This approach can also be applied to remixes..
The Constitutional Court of the RF has ruled that illegal processing/creation of a composite and derivative computer program does not exclude the right to protection of the processor/compiler. This approach can also be applied to remixes..
27.09.2022

As follows from the case file, the programmer created an application (computer program) based on publicly available software products.

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The Ministry of Culture of Russia proposed to extend the fee for the import of equipment to Russia, levied in favor of copyright holders, to the import of equipment from the Eurasian Economic Union countries ..
The Ministry of Culture of Russia proposed to extend the fee for the import of equipment to Russia, levied in favor of copyright holders, to the import of equipment from the Eurasian Economic Union countries ..
27.09.2022

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).

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The music industry asks deputies to develop a mechanism for blocking payments to pirates
The music industry asks deputies to develop a mechanism for blocking payments to pirates
27.09.2022

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.

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The Agency of Creative Industries has released a study of the Russian music market
The Agency of Creative Industries has released a study of the Russian music market
27.09.2022

The pandemic weakened the concert market and stimulated the growth of streaming.

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The problem of access to new releases of foreign music is going to be solved in the Russian Federation in the near future
The problem of access to new releases of foreign music is going to be solved in the Russian Federation in the near future
27.09.2022

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.

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Business and experts talked about the risks in the new mechanism of payments for content. Among them is the opacity of the definition of unfair copyright holders
Business and experts talked about the risks in the new mechanism of payments for content. Among them is the opacity of the definition of unfair copyright holders
27.09.2022

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.

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Problems of dissemination of information violating copyright and related rights were discussed with NFMI participation at the conference "Dialogues on Private Law" within the framework of the field session of the Presidential Council for Codification and ..
Problems of dissemination of information violating copyright and related rights were discussed with NFMI participation at the conference "Dialogues on Private Law" within the framework of the field session of the Presidential Council for Codification and ..
19.05.2022

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.

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Persistent pirates will be removed from Yandex rankings. This measure is included in the new version of the "Anti-Piracy Memorandum"
Persistent pirates will be removed from Yandex rankings. This measure is included in the new version of the "Anti-Piracy Memorandum"
19.05.2022

Rightholders and Internet companies signed a new version of the anti-piracy memorandum.

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Pirates on a hook: how is counteraction against illegal content conducted in Russia?
Pirates on a hook: how is counteraction against illegal content conducted in Russia?
19.05.2022

The online distribution of pirated copies of movies, TV series, music and books causes enormous damage to companies investing in content production.

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Creation of new opportunities for independent CDN networks, and how the departure of foreign vendors affected the broadcast and content market. These and other issues were discussed with NFMI at the XIII International Conference "Transport Networks Russia..
Creation of new opportunities for independent CDN networks, and how the departure of foreign vendors affected the broadcast and content market. These and other issues were discussed with NFMI at the XIII International Conference "Transport Networks Russia..
19.05.2022

The XIII International Conference, "Transport Networks Russia & CIS: Development of Backbone Networks", was held on March 17 - 18, 2022, in Moscow.

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The NFMI opposed compulsory licensing
The NFMI opposed compulsory licensing
11.05.2022

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.

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Lostfilm, Lordfilm and other pirates to be removed from Yandex search results due to the new editions of the "Anti-Piracy Memorandum"
Lostfilm, Lordfilm and other pirates to be removed from Yandex search results due to the new editions of the "Anti-Piracy Memorandum"
11.05.2022

According to "Vedomosti", a new version of the anti-piracy memorandum was signed at the end of 2021.

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Round table "Internet in Russia" took place at RIW 2021. Nikita Danilov, General Director of NFMI, took part in the round table
Round table "Internet in Russia" took place at RIW 2021. Nikita Danilov, General Director of NFMI, took part in the round table
11.05.2022

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.

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Experts told how to stop the illegal distribution of content on the Internet. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, illegal traffic in Russia has increased significantly, said Nikita Danilov, Director General of the National Federation of Music..
Experts told how to stop the illegal distribution of content on the Internet. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, illegal traffic in Russia has increased significantly, said Nikita Danilov, Director General of the National Federation of Music..
11.05.2022

At the international educational conference Distant & Digital, the session "Digital content: practical steps to counter piracy" was held.

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