Re: Russian law -- pre 1990
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on June 23, 2000 at 06:02:11:
In Reply to: Russian law -- pre 1990 posted by Dmitriy on June 23, 2000 at 03:52:00:
: Anyway, I was trying to figure out what the Russian laws are for copyrights on books published prior to 1991. The reason I ask about such a late date is because Russia only joined the International agreement of 1975 (not sure about the date.. sometime around there) in 1992. i have read the 1993 and 1995 Russian copyright laws and I understand the current situation; what I am not clear on is whether the new laws alter the situation with old books.
Years ago I had a White Russian girl friend who refused to teach me Russian. She said it was too difficult and she was fluent in English. Once back home and after finishing my schooling I started to study Russian. I've never had time to practice nor master the language. My wife always laughs when I try to speak Russian, she has heard the story so often.
That over with, I don't have a clear idea of the domestic law now in Russia but I believe that copyrights are respected within Russian and to foreign registrants.
My understanding of the prior situation was that it was a licence for copyright piracy in Russia. There was probably no local protection under the Communist Rule, it would have been capitalistic.
M. Arthur Auslander
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