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MOSCOW, 21 Feb — RIA Novosti. The Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation proposes to make a number of changes in the activity of the Russian authors ‘ society (RAO) and other organizations working in the field of collective management of copyright, in particular, to organize Supervisory boards, the Director of the legal Department of the Ministry of the Russian Federation Natalia Romashova at the round table in the Federal chamber of advocates.© RIA Novosti. Alexander Wolfparade in fotobaikal not going to take away from RAO license
Earlier Tagansky court of Moscow sanctioned the arrest of the CEO of RAO Sergei Fedotov until August 17. The head of RAO pleads not guilty, but is willing to cooperate with the investigation. As reported by representatives of law enforcement agencies, revealed fraudulent scheme of illegal appropriation of the property of third parties assets. The organization suffered damage, according to preliminary estimates, exceeds 500 million rubles. According to the lawyer Fedotov, the charge is damages in the amount of 297 million rubles.
“The draft Federal law introducing amendments to the administrative code and the Civil code of the Russian Federation. In particular, it is proposed to organize in all societies of the Supervisory Council, which includes representatives of the authorities and, of course, representatives of users,” said Romashov.
She noted that the Council will monitor the financial activity of organizations, including jobs created when these funds artists. “The bill also provides for the responsibility of the organization to disclose information about their activities,” — said the representative office. She explained that now the organization in the field of copyright retain a certain amount to cover their expenses from received payments.
“While they define them yourself, but we suggest to bring this issue to the government and to consolidate it in the government decree”, — said the representative of the Ministry of culture. “It is also proposed to have for each subsystem of the copyright holder that everyone knew how much he was supposed to of payments, and could follow them in real time. All these measures will make the system more transparent,” believes Romashova.
According to her, the bill has been agreed with the presidential administration and submitted to the government, now it will have to coordinate with the Ministry of economic development.
Now in Russia there are four organizations involved in collective management of copyright: Russian authors ‘ society (RAO), Russian organization for intellectual property organization (WIPO), the Russian Union of rights holders (RBC) and Partnership for the protection and management of rights in the sphere of art.