Legislators willing to punish for ?inaction? in anti-piracy law enforcement

Legislators willing to punish for ?inaction? in anti-piracy law enforcementRussian legislators support new amendments to the one-month-old Russian anti-piracy law that outline financial liabilities for inaction with regard to violations of intellectual property.

The Constitutional Legislation committee of Russia?s State Duma, the lower house of Parliament, supports new amendments to the Russian Administrative Code that outline financial liabilities for ?inaction with regard to curbing access to information resources that violate intellectual property rights by publishing certain information,? news agency Interfax reported. The new bill is designed to make more workable a new Russian law generally known as the anti-piracy law, which took effect on August 1, 2013. In accordance with the latest draft amendments, a Russian individual will have to pay a modest $150 in fines. Officials will be fined more considerably (up to $1,500); and legal entities will be liable for a noticeable penalty range between $9,000 and $30,000...