The Russian Intellectual Property Court joins the intellectual blockchain


The IPChain Association and the Russian Intellectual Property Court have signed a partnership agreement. The two organisations are developing the first intellectual blockchain in Russia. The IPChain Association was established in September 2017 and the main goal of the Association is to implement the IPChain project focused on shaping the national network of transactions of rights […]


RAO and VOIS increased royalties collections in 2017


Leading Russian collective management organizations (CMOs) – Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) and the All-Russian Organization for Intellectual Property (VOIS) announced preliminary results of activity in 2017. RAO’s collections in 2017 reached a historical maximum and amounted to RUB 5,053 billion, that is RUB 683 million more than in 2016. VOIS collected RUB 1,158 billion rubles, […]


In 2016 RAO transferred 3.1 billion rubles of royalties to right holders


Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) has drawn a bottom-line to its activities in 2016. In 2017 RAO held the audit of its ex top management’s financial and operational activity. Numerous law violations were revealed during the audit – e.g. last year, 75% of payments amounting to 228 million rubles turned out to be fake, and the […]


RAO won a more than one million payout in favour of its authors


On 29 November, 2017 the Court of appeal recognized legitimate the previous decision of Moscow region Arbitration court to satisfy the amount of RAO claim against private entrepreneur Ms. Tatiana Kozak. From January to September, 2015, Ms. Kozak showed movies in the “Boulevard” cinema, which implies music performance, but she did not pay any royalties. […]


Maxim Dmitriev: Theatrical figures get the biggest royalties


Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) staggered by financial scandals last year summed up its activities for the previous year. RAO Head Maxim Dmitriev told RIA News during the interview about the dramatic changes, lawsuits and RAO new royalty collection and distribution systems. – Maxim Ivanovich, you headed RAO in the situation of a financial scandal, the […]


Networking infrastructure of trust – a prerequisite for the development of national intellectual property


Russia, Saint Petersburg. In the framework of the business program of the VI St. Petersburg international cultural forum, 18 November 2017 a panel discussion “Creation in Russia of world applicable best practices of blockchain technology for managing intellectual property rights: from patents and inventions to books, paintings, photographs, music and films” was held. Leading Russian […]


Promising IP-Chain intellectual property management platform to be introduced at St. Petersburg Cultural Forum


Participants of a special panel discussion “Setting up the best world practices of using block-chain technologies for copyright management in Russia: from patents and inventions to books, pictures, photos, music and films” will discuss the world best practices of applying block-chain technologies for copyright management on November, 18 – as part of the business program […]


RAO unsceduled Conference in Moscow – second stage


The second stage of the extraordinary Conference of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization “Russian Authors’ Society” (RAO) was held on October, 2 this year in Moscow. The interests of almost 29,000 RAO members were represented by delegates elected by e-voting on the Company’s website. The delegates approved the completion of RAO reorganization and the creation of a […]


Maxim Dmitriev’s (RAO Director General) interview to “Culture” newspaper


Theatrical security agent Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) chose licensing agent for the dramatic works staging. It’s LLC “Theatrical Agent”. RAO Director General Maxim DMITRIEV told the “Culture” correspondent about the future outcomes of this step for Russian authors and achievements in this sphere. The “Culture”: Why did RAO decide to involve LLC “Theatrical Agent”? Mr. […]


RAO participates in the set up of right holders confederation – supranational copyright organization


On May 25, the Confederation of Right Holders’ Societies of Europe and Asia (CRSEA) was set up in Minsk which consists of national societies that manage the rights of different categories of right holders in the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Representatives of leading copyright Societies from […]