The filmmakers suggested without trial to block sites with illegal movies

The Ministry of culture is preparing a bill on the protection of national films on the Internet, toughening the mechanism of blocking pirate sites, writes “Kommersant”. The idea, supported by domestic filmmakers, is that access to web pages with Russian films placed there without the knowledge of the owner, will limit no trial for a couple of days.

The proposal may be submitted to the state Duma as amendments to the bill on blocking “mirrors” pirate sites. In a letter to the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky filmmakers complained of the imperfection of the state policy in respect of piracy. They criticized the current version of the bill passed the first reading on March 17.

In their opinion, need to take action, “allowing the root to prevent piracy of the national films on the Internet, namely by blocking access to pirated content without going to court, blocking the pirate sites through court in easy mode, blocking links to pirated content via search engines”. They believe that the current timing of termination of access to pirated content “subject to court procedures nullify the effectiveness of locks”.

A letter to the Minister signed by the producers Sergey Selyanov, Leonid Vereshchagin, producer Timur Bekmambetov, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Sergey Melkumov, Igor Tolstunov, Anatoly Maximov and Renat Davletyarov.