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 […]


Unsceduled RAO Conference in Moscow


The first stage of the extraordinary Conference of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization “Russian Authors’ Society” (RAO) was held on April, 28 this year in Moscow. The delegates adopted a number of decisions aimed at financial recovery and improvement of the organization efficiency. The second stage of the Conference is fixed on July, 20, 2017. 239 delegates […]


CISAC European Committee Conference


The opening of the European Committee of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) was held on April 5, 2017 at the National Hotel in Moscow. Over 100 participants from Europe, USA and other countries and regions attended the conference. Jose Jorge Letria (CISAC European Commission Chairman), Maxim Dmitriev (Russian Authors’ Society […]


Results of licensing agents tender


On February 14, 2017, RAO announced a tender for the selection of licensing agents for the use of musical works from RAO catalog in the form of mobile and Internet content, mechanical recordings and as part of audiovisual works. The tender forms were submitted by 16 applicants. The tender results were as follows: 1. “Interactive” […]


President of RAO Authors’ Council Igor Butman gives interview to


Last year Russian Authors’ Society was widely discussed by mass media due to different scandals. Arrest of the former RAO general Director Sergey Fedotov became the high-water mark of that crises. Mr. Fedotov was accused of a multi-million embezzlement. Many RAO members claimed that they had been regularly underpaid, and demanded to change the organization […]


Russian Government approved a draft of a treaty on copyright and neighbouring rights management


Russian Prime Minister Dmirty Medvedev approved a draft of a Treaty on collective management of copyright and neighbouring rights. The draft sets common grounds for collective management in EuroAsian Economic Community (EurAsEC) countries. It increases transparency of CMOs and obliges them to audit their financial activities no less than once every two years. All audit […]