Rights holders and search engines can sign up in Thursday’s anti-piracy Memorandum

© RIA Novostinearly website with video content. Archival photoRights holders and search engines can sign up in Thursday’s anti-piracy Memorandum© RIA Novosti

Rights holders and search engines are unable to sign on Thursday a Memorandum on the fight against pirated content. The signing ceremony planned for this day, the Roskomnadzor.

Invitation to the media to the ceremony Roskomnadzor has sent Tuesday.

The Deputy head of Roskomnadzor Vadim Subbotin earlier told reporters that the signing of the Memorandum invited «Yandex», Mail.ru, Rambler, Rutube, Association of Internet video, «Gazprom-media», VGTRK, channel one and national media group. However, not all the alleged participants of the ceremony — holders and search engines — said to participate in it.

The press service of «Yandex», Mail.Ru Group and Google declined to comment to RIA Novosti.

«We confirm that the invited and planned to participate in the signing,» — said in turn, the representative of the Rambler.

In holding «Gazprom-media» RIA Novosti confirmed their intention to participate in the signing of the Memorandum. «Yes, of course we will,» — said the Agency interlocutor. It is expected that in the ceremony of signing of the agreement with Internet sites to take part the General Director of holding Dmitry Chernyshenko.

In a press-service VGTRK RIA Novosti reported that «with the consent of all key market participants — «Gazprom-media», NGM, First channel, VGTRK will also join the Memorandum.»

In the Directorate of public relations of the First channel and in a press-service of NGM at the request of RIA Novosti has not yet responded.

On Tuesday, the Subbotin has told RIA Novosti that the final version of the Memorandum has not yet been agreed. The Agency, he said, hopes to sign a Memorandum of understanding in time.

Russian media companies and Internet companies met on October 19 at the site of Roskomnadzor to discuss the Memorandum. As reported by RIA Novosti press-Secretary of Roscomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy, all the fundamental contradictions in the course of the meeting were filmed, and the next week it was planned to devote to the preparation of the document.

In August, four of the broadcaster, entering in «Gazprom-media», filed in the court lawsuits on full lock in «Yandex» pirated copies of a number of series. After over all the service «Yandex.Video» under threat of blocking, the search engine has decided to remove from the search all links on pages with controversial content. Users lost the ability to find legitimate sites, because the search engine is unable to distinguish them from pirated.

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