Legal online sites displaying video content will have a special mark that allows users to distinguish them from pirated resources. The corresponding amendment to the law on cinematography was prepared at the Ministry of Culture of Russia, communicated by “Vedomosti”.
“We expect that in this way users will make a more conscious choice not in favor of pirates, but in favor of legal sites,” explained Olga Lyubimova, Director of the Department of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture.
A special mark will be given to those venues that will transfer the viewing data to officials, as traditional cinemas do now. Thus, this step will be a compromise between online players and the authorities, the sources of the publication emphasize. As in return for this, a more active restriction on pirated sites was promised.
Earlier it was reported that online cinemas and resources, which list of services includes a screening of films, will be required to transfer information about screenings and viewers to the Unified State Film Ticket Accounting System (USFTAS). According to available information, for violating the law, online cinemas face a fine of 0.001-0.01% of annual revenue, but not less than 100 thousand rubles. All online cinemas will be given a six-month delay for connecting.